American Jews have often been bashed for being too Israel-centric. But while there was a great deal to be said for arguments that the organized Jewish world needed to focus more on building up Jewish identity in America rather than live vicariously
In 2018, there were a variety of important actions against anti-Semitism. Summarizing the main ones at the end of the year provides some counterweight to the annual report of the worst anti-Semitic incidents—regularly increasing in pages—published now for a number of years by the Simon Wiesenthal
While I usually try to stay above the fray of partisan criticism, I was personally dismayed and appalled at the New York Times piece (published November 17, titled «Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?») that used partisan Jews to criticize Ivanka and Jared Kushner as being bad for the Jewish community because of their
Baruch Hashem, I had the zechus of spending a wonderful Sukkot with my family in the most beautiful place in the world: Yerushalayim. While it was a truly remarkable and uplifting experience in so many ways, it was sadly tarnished by certain behaviors that I witnessed over Yom Tov.
As I walked with my
My first experience with Senator John McCain was about 12 years ago when I was asked by Yeshiva University to request his attendance at its annual dinner as a keynote speaker. I had met him in the past at events promoting US-Israel relations, but I had few personal
Emotional responses to separating parents and children at the border provide a textbook case of how partisans distort issues while evading moral responsibility.
As a general rule, injecting emotion into
By Giulio Meotti/Gatestone
The United States just withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal. The move is fully justified not only on the grounds of security, but primarily
In the past 70 years, no single country’s stock has risen faster or farther than the State of Israel. Once a resource-poor, existentially endangered nation-state comprised of refugees from post-Holocaust Europe and Muslim countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Israel has
The BDS movement hasn’t won many victories in the United States in recent years, but Israel’s opponents had to be thrilled when they learned that the student body at Barnard College voted to endorse a proposal asking the highly regarded educational institution to divest