Editorials

DNC Affirms Support for Israel

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There were many items up for consideration when the Democratic National Committee’s platform committee held a virtual meeting last week to consider changes to...

Who Invited the Feds?

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What is the proper role of the federal government in local law enforcement activity? Two different programs being pursued by the Trump administration highlight...

A Fourth Israeli Election?

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Since Israel’s emergency government was formed in May, the problems have only gotten worse. Last week, there was talk of another national election by...

We Will Miss John Lewis

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“Beloved” is an apt word to describe John Lewis. He was more than a member of Congress, more than a civil rights leader and...

Bari Weiss and The New York Times

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Once you get past the schadenfreude, one could almost feel sorry for The New York Times. With the very public and searing announcement by...

Beinart v. Gordis: The Israel Dilemma

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Peter Beinart, the journalist and political columnist, asks in an essay published last week in Jewish Currents: “What makes someone a Jew — not...

Van Hollen’s Gambit

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July 1 has come and gone. That was the date Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set for moving ahead with Israel’s annexation of 30% of...

Supporting Jewish Day Schools

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Four months ago, all of our schools were forced to close. That unexpected development required area educators to adapt their efforts to teach our...

Religious Fairness in Private School Funding

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A state does not have to fund private schools. But if it does direct public funds to private schools, it may not discriminate against...

Summer Camp Closures

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which was particularly brutal in New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo prohibited overnight camps from opening this summer. The theory...