Editorials

Chanukah and coronavirus cure

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It is hard to remember a time when the lights of our Chanukah menorahs carried as poignant a message as they do in this...

The naiveté of Benny Gantz

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Israel’s Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz has shown remarkable naiveté and disturbing short-sightedness as he has stumbled from one strategic miscalculation to...

Abraham’s bad seed

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Among the most powerful and feared voices in the Middle East is that of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Wealthy, large, conservative, aloof, sitting...

Biden’s first picks

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President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement of his first cabinet picks last week were pleasantly unsurprising. The selections were clear evidence of Biden’s centrist inclinations and...

Georgia on our mind

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With control of the U.S. Senate hanging in the balance, the two runoff elections scheduled to take place in Georgia on Jan. 5 are,...

Biden’s Middle East challenges

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President-elect Joe Biden recognizes the shared values between the U.S. and Israel, understands the benefits of the close relationship and supports Israel’s strategic and...

Palestinian leadership vacuum

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Saeb Erekat was the Palestinians’ chief peace negotiator with Israel since the 1990s. He was accusatory, confrontational and uncompromising in his public persona, but...

The dishonor of frivolous challenges

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Last weekend’s demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and other cities by President Donald Trump’s supporters made clear that there are a lot of people who...

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z’l

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks exemplified the best of Modern Orthodoxy. Erudite, personable, a prolific writer, a beloved teacher and a public intellectual, Sacks moved comfortably...

A time for healing

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In claiming victory this past Saturday as the nation’s 46th president, Joe Biden hit all the right notes. He was forceful, empathetic and steady...