In Bad Taste: Ben & Jerry’s BDS Problem

The ice-cream company bowed to pressure to boycott Jerusalem and the West Bank. Still, their latest attempt at political virtue-signaling won’t advance peace, help Palestinians or silence critics.

Why is Supporting ‘Freedom of Worship for Jews’ on the Temple Mount Controversial?

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s statement deserves support, but it will have diplomatic and political repercussions.

Are Jews REALLY United Against Antisemitism?

A D.C. rally against Jew-hatred struck many of the right notes, but the poor turnout, combined with obvious divisions between left and right, illustrates the dismal Jewish crisis response.

Iran’s Brooklyn Terror Tests Biden

If the administration continues pursuing appeasement despite the latest evidence of Iranian intentions, it guarantees that efforts to restrain the regime after sanctions are dropped will flop.

Prioritize Prayer, not Politics

When everything public is seen through a partisan lens, tragedies like the Surfside disaster still bring communities together and remind us about what is most important.

The Lessons Menachem Begin Left Us

As Israel prepares for a change in leadership, a new documentary film on one of the country’s founding fathers is a reminder of what his successors can learn from him.

What Can a Skeptical World Expect from Naftali Bennett?

The future of the “government of change” is still in doubt, and its prospects are dubious. But despite the political attacks, the prospective new prime minister has a lot to offer.

Can’t be ‘Even-handed’ Condemning Haters of Israel and Jews

Jewish groups are having trouble confronting “Zionphobic” violence because it offends those who think they have a right to foment anti-Semitism and deny Israel’s right to exist.

Can’t Detach Leftwing Hatred for Israel from anti-Semitism

Anti-Zionists claim that violence against Jews discredits their cause; however, delegitimizing Jewish rights encourages hatred, whether or not leftists are willing to admit it.

Can a Disaster Breed Jewish Unity or Widen the Communal Breach?

Solidarity with the victims of the Mount Meron tragedy is a sign of hope. Still, the impulse to turn it into a political issue and cast blame on the ultra-Orthodox may prove more powerful.

NY Courts Prove Woke Politics Endangers Jews

A “bail reform” law led to the release of violent criminals who struck again and now to that of a man who vandalized synagogues. And still, the ADL and Jewish left are silent.

Note to Jewish Groups: Work for Justice, NOT Toxic Race Theories

Americans were relieved by the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Still, the JCPA and ADL shouldn’t join with partisans and radicals to exploit it to push a racialist agenda that hurts Jews.

Who’s REALLY for ‘Replacement Theory?’ White Supremacists or Liberals?

The ADL wants Tucker Carlson fired for racism. Carlson says his views on immigration are the same as Israel’s. Why both assertions are wrong.

Why are Jews and Poles Still Arguing about the Holocaust?

A misleading article about historians and Polish complicity has exacerbated a controversy that distracts us from the need to fight contemporary anti-Semitism rather than relitigate old battles.

How Many American Jews are There? Does it Really Matter?

A new population study claims that there are 7.6 million Jews in the United States. But is it including people like the vice president’s stepdaughter who say they aren’t Jewish?

Does the Haggadah Teach the Meaning of Life?

A new guide to the book we read at Passover seders offers some food for thought about why there’s more to the holiday than a ritual meal.

Israeli Democracy is Still not in Danger

Netanyahu’s critics are again predicting the demise of democratic rule should he and a right-wing/religious-party coalition emerge from the next election. They’re still wrong.

Can Left and Right Unite to Topple Terminal PM?

With two weeks before Israel goes to the voting booth yet again, Benjamin Netanyahu remains the favorite. But will antipathy among his diverse list of foes be enough to finish him?

Why do Jewish Groups no Longer Care about ‘Kids in Cages’?

Liberals advocate for immigration policies that are creating a humanitarian disaster, yet show their partisanship by not protesting measures they denounced when Trump was in office.

Religious Pluralism won’t be Achieved in the Courts

An Israeli Supreme Court ruling recognizing non-Orthodox conversions is more symbolism than substance. The fight to curb the power of the rabbinate must be resolved at the ballot box.

Who’s Legitimizing the Vaccine Blood Libel?

Journalists, leftist Jewish groups and politicians like Bernie Sanders are lending weight to the toxic lie that Israel is denying the COVID vaccine to Palestinians.

Pandemic Holidays Leave Jews Longing for Community

With Purim, we complete a full cycle of festivals that has shown that while much has changed in Jewish life, in some respects, it’s been business as usual.

A Gag About Israel and Vaccines is MORE than a Bad Joke

Pop culture may have more influence over young viewers than news shows. That makes a so-called comedic endorsement of an anti-Semitic blood libel a serious problem.

Hollywood Blacklist is Back–and Jewish Libs are Cool with it

Seventy years after leftists were purged for their politics, the practice is revived.

The Jewish Debate Concerning Rush

He popularized conservatism with wicked and sometimes abusive humor. Is abhorrence of his worst comments more important than support for Israel? Or is this really about partisanship?

The Issue is Biden NOT Wanting to Help Bibi, not a Phone Call

Though the call finally came, what was the message? American presidents have tried and failed to influence elections in attempts to derail Netanyahu. If that’s what the president is considering, he should think again.

Can Faith Help us Stop Hating our Neighbors?

A columnist’s contempt for Trump voters who plowed her driveway without being asked reminds us that our Founding Founders believed in a cure for what Jews call “baseless hatred.”

Don’t Stop JNF from Doing its Job

A controversy about the West Bank is exposing the legacy Zionist institution to attacks from the left and the Biden administration. It should stand its ground

What is it that Jews Actually Value?

Steven Spielberg won the Genesis Prize’s Internet poll. That he defeated a beloved scholar and leader speaks volumes about what’s wrong with contemporary Jewry.

Don’t Think a ‘Reality Czar’ Would Spare Israel and the Jews.

The latest illiberal proposals for curbing speech in the name of fighting hate or untruths are being cheered by some liberals. But among their targets could be Zionists and Israel’s leaders


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