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  • October 24, 2021

    The Calling of the Shabbos Goy

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    Colin Powell’s death this past week inspired testimonials of his many years of service as a military officer and American statesman. Jews largely appreciated the former Secretary of State for his support of Israel. He wasn’t averse, however, to criticizing the world’s one Jewish state.

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  • October 11, 2021

    Why Jewish Artists and Entertainers Should Never Be the Last to Know

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    It was a revelatory week for at least two Jewish artists who, improbably, were taken by complete surprise.

    Artists customarily profess to be apolitical, sealed off by imagination, guided by muses and not doctrines. Life is just an extension of a movie set, a blank canvas, a blinking cursor. Such purity, they say, often leaves them feeling blindsided by the harsher realities of, well, reality.

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  • September 27, 2021

    Of Garish Dresses and Iron Dome

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    The magical Iron Dome, that miracle air-defense system that protects Israel from rocket-launching neighbors, apparently also works wonders when threatened by the wearer of a designer dress laced with the graffiti art of the progressive left. 

    Imagine that: The Iron Dome is equally adept at intercepting warheads and wardrobe.

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  • September 13, 2021

    Terrorism and the Waning of American Outrage

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    One score and a couple of days ago, Osama bin-Laden’s al-Qaeda henchmen brought acts of terror to this continent and conceived a millennial war dedicated to the proposition that the United States was the Great Satan.

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  • September 10, 2021

    America Steps Down

    White Rose Magazine

    NOWADAYS, when Americans think “superpower” only one thing comes to mind: Marvel superhero movies. Captain America is “the bomb”; actual America is where you might drop one—or casually leave it at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, or detonate two outside the Kabul Airport, thwarting an American evacuation from the 13th century. It’s not a good sign when a nation must rely on its comic books as a show of strength. Disney Plus is not a sensible or fearsome first line of defense.

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