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  • December 31, 2019

    The December Doldrums in Full Force

    Jewish News Syndicate--JNS.org

    The doldrums of December took on new meaning this year—most especially for ultra-Orthodox Jews. Holiday cheer was replaced by holiday fear, and the Festival of Lights was thrown into total darkness.

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  • December 13, 2019

    The Moral Obligation to Protect Civil Rights

    Jewish News Syndicate--JNS.org

    The biblical Jews who were in bondage in Egypt would have been surprised to hear the commotion—by both non-Jews, and more astoundingly, by Jews themselves—in the immediate response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order that makes the anti-discrimination provisions of Title VI consistent with the State Department’s working definition of anti-Semitism, which itself was adopted by 31 countries. And that definition includes, among other things, “denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination” and claiming that the “State of Israel is a racist endeavor.”

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  • December 10, 2019

    Will Impeachment Ramifications Point Fingers at American Jews?

    Jewish News Syndicate--JNS.org

    Regardless of how Jewish Americans feel about U.S. President Donald Trump—whether they view him as a menace to democracy (I do), or whether they feel deep gratitude to him as a defender of the Jewish state (I do)—one thing is certain: Tiny though Jews may be in number, their undying loyalty to the Democratic Party, coupled with the disproportionate imprint they are having on these impeachment proceedings, is both a perfect storm and a winning recruiting pitch for anti-Semites everywhere.

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  • December 5, 2019

    The Virtue of Vengeance

    Washington Examiner

    With the alt-right’s nighttime, torchlit march on Charlottesville, where chants of “Jews will not replace us!” could be heard, and the disruption of European soccer matches by neo-Nazis thriving across the continent, Nazis — the original brownshirts, not the modern-day wannabes — have reentered the public imagination. And with that, so, too, has the idea of vigilante justice.

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