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Friday, May 24, 2019

Editorials

Protecting Our Freedom and Laws

With Lag BaOmer upon us, we leave our days of spiritual mourning and take a day to be festive and enjoy the warmth of a wedding or the flame of a bonfire. And don’t forget to get that haircut!

These past 32 days have been shocking. We’ve witnessed an alarming amount of anti-Semitic vitriol and

It Is Not Islamophobic to Tamp Down Holocaust Revisionism

No, it’s not “Islamophobia” to criticize Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s ignorant assessment of any role the Arabs might have had with re-settlement of Europe’s post-Holocaust Jewish community in Israel.

To think that the Michigan freshman congresswoman gets a “calming feeling” when she thinks of the

After Just 71 Years…

Certainly there is much to be concerned about, especially with the escalation in terrorist hostilities emanating from Iran through its Gazan terrorist proxies.

But it’s Israel’s 71st anniversary.

The glass is absolutely more than half full. So as you

Never Again, Here and Now in the USA

The 27th of Nisan marks the solemn Yom Hashoah V’Hagevurah, Holocaust and Heroism Day, the day we remember both the atrocities of the Holocaust and the heroism and resilience of Europe’s Jewish community in the decades since.

The words “Never Again” are a mantra shared by generations of Jews

A Special Pesach

Coming back to work and real life after a beautiful Pesach where I tried to do as little paper-related work as possible is never easy and this week was pretty challenging. But I made it back and I am sitting here now fully in the throes of another intense deadline day…and I am still thinking about Pesach, as I think many of our

Chag Kasher V’Sameach

As Passover 5779 brings us together at the seder table, let’s be a link to one another.

Know a family or couple, single or elderly person who is going to be alone on Passover? It’s not too late to invite them over. Give them a link to your family, to a community.

The AG’s Important Message for Facebook

It’s gone too far. Even for Facebook.

But especially for Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and New Jersey’s Division on Civil Rights.

There are rampant social media accusations that the quality of life in Ocean County is “under assault” and that a group of

Hoping for Post-Election Unity in Israel

Next Thursday, the world will be moon watching as Israel lands its historic scheduled lunar spacecraft.

Two days prior, however, Israel will be brought down to earth with an election that arguably has never meant more to this democracy, just 71 years young.

The Prime

A Day to Remember in Our Nation’s Capital

On a day when Israel was responding to a terrorist-fired rocket causing personal injury to seven members of the same Moshav Mishmeret family in Central Israel, President Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence responded with history-making resolve and unquestioned support.

While 18,000 AIPAC delegates were nearby

AIPAC: A Time for Vocal Passion and Quiet Reflection

For the third time in as many years, I attended the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., this week. I have said it before and I’ll repeat it now: if you have never attended the policy conference, you are missing out. You are missing out on the most supportive bipartisan experience imaginable. You are missing out on being

Wishing Our Readers a Freilichen Purim

This is a time of the year when we gladly remember that good will ultimately prevail over evil.

It is a space in time when we celebrate Esther and Mordechai.

That time could not have arrived with more urgency.

Last week, while

The Democratic Party’s Shame

Last week in this very space we gave our backing to what we thought would be a US House of Representatives resolution condemning anti-Semitism and mentioning the atrocious language of freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

But the resolution that passed was not the same one we expected at press time. Instead