Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z’l

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

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...

Corbyn is gone, but Labour anti-Semitism remains

Jeremy Corbyn, who led Britain’s opposition Labour Party until earlier this year, was suspended from the party last week. He was a leader with...

Jerusalem, Israel — a proud birthplace

It took 18 years, but reality finally overcame politics. And now, the U.S. passport of Menachem Zivotofsky shows the unremarkable but much litigated truth...
anti-semitism in the dictionary

Stretching the accusation of anti-Semitism

In 1990, First Amendment attorney Richard Godwin proposed what has come to be known as Godwin’s Law. The law essentially posits that comparing someone...
World Zionist Congress

Compromise at World Zionist Congress

Last December in this space, we urged readers to vote in the elections of the World Zionist Congress, the once-every-five-year meeting that chooses the...
Trump nominates Barrett

Barrett is qualified

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is impressive. She is intelligent, articulate, confident and poised, and performed well in her public testimony over several days of...
Joe Biden

For president, Joe Biden

We are in the midst of a presidential election like no other in our lifetime. Although the structure of the race is familiar —...

The down ballot races

Our community is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate by an able group of veteran lawmakers. Generally moderate, with reliable...

The limits of protest

The sometimes violent protests last week in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park were disturbing. Although the communal frustration that prompted the reaction may...