Editorials

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...

Corbyn is gone, but Labour anti-Semitism remains

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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