Cross-Currents Blog

School Choice: Response to a Forward Editor

An article of mine responding to Forward contributing editor Jay Michaelson’s lament over the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the nation’s next Secretary of Education appears in that paper, accessible here.

The Boys Who Cried “Anti-Semite!”

The sobbing of some political liberals, including, of course, many Jews, that ensued after the presidential election results were tallied has turned into wild wailing with the appointment of Stephen Bannon as senior counselor...

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The Hypocrisy Needs to Stop

As Jews, we are charged to appreciate and respect the government, and to pray for its welfare. Chazal tell us that Yosef Ha-Tzaddik and Moshe Rabbeinu accorded respect to Pharaoh, as such is proper...

A Glimmer of Light in a Dark Campaign

Well, we’ve all had sufficient time by now to recover from the year-and-a-half-long national convulsion that passed for a presidential campaign. Might there be something positive to point to in an experience most of...

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Fear, Loathing and Orthodox Opportunity

Question: What’s the difference between American Jewish leaders and Donald Trump? Answer: Trump will have Jewish grandchildren. Ouch. Pithily makes the point, doesn’t it? Reminds them who the real Jews are! Really draws the...

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