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 — two...

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...

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...

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...
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 29. Photo: CNN

Chaos in Cleveland

Last week’s first “debate” between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was a mess. More than 70 million people tuned in to...

Israel’s coronavirus redux

On May 15, with the coronavirus raging around the world, Israel reported just 13 new cases. It appeared that the start-up nation had succeeded...
Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett

From Ginsburg to Barrett

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s remarkable career ended with her death on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. An icon for liberals, Ginsburg stood with “the...

Getting ethnic studies right

California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign into law Assembly Bill 331 this week, which will require public high schools to offer an...
From left: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House on Sept. 15. Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

Next, the Palestinians

The historic Abraham Accords, signed at the White House last week, established normalized relations between Israel and two Arab monarchies, United Arab Emirates and...

Holocaust history

It is now more than seven decades since the end of the Holocaust. The number of precious survivors continues to diminish, even as we...