Editorials

Elusive bipartisanship

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A year after a mob broke into the U.S. Capitol in an attack that overwhelmed law enforcement, posed a threat to lawmakers debating the presidential...

The option of civil marriage

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Late last year, something happened in the United Arab Emirates that never happened before in that Gulf state, yet it attracted little attention: A...

A challenge to Israel’s rabbinate

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Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people. All Jews. But not all Jews have the same beliefs, observances and customs. It is not...

Plans to settle the Golan

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In a move early last week that attracted very little international attention, Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that his government plans to invest...

Build back differently

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In the days following West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s televised announcement that he was pulling the plug on passage of the Build Back Better...

AIPAC’s new PACs

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The snappy acronym AIPAC has confused as often as not. Since it was formed in the 1950s, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has...

Banging our heads against a wall

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Diaspora Jewry is frustrated by the Israeli government’s recurring delay in implementing the Kotel compromise. Like a driver pushing on the gas pedal of...

Rand Paul, the unrepentant hypocrite

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For the pro-Israel community, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been a recurring problem. He opposes foreign aid and seeks to block or limit it...

Separation of church and school?

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In largely rural Maine, some school districts don’t have enough students to justify creating a public high school. So, in order to guarantee that...

A French shande

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Recently announced French presidential candidate Éric Zemmour is an ultranationalist, right-wing pundit, who is anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and pro-fascist. He is also Jewish. Without that last...