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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Editorials

Remembering the Night McCain Honored Lieberman

Sometimes in newspapering, a reporter will be at the right place at the right time without any real planning.

That happened to me in the winter of 2012 when I was invited to then-Israel Ambassador Michael Oren’s residence in Washington, D.C., to cover a farewell dinner honoring retiring

No, Mr. President, the Only ‘Turn’ the Palestinians Seek Is the Right of ‘Re-Turn’

No, President Trump, the security and future of the State of Israel cannot fit as an addendum to any “art of the deal.”

As encouraged as we were by the president’s campaign promise fulfillment to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, we were concerned when the president said

Hearing Returns to My Ears, and It’s a Good Thing

So I passed the sign in Costco listing the price of their hearing aids like a hundred times.

Hearing aids.

These very words trigger an old guy in a creaky wheelchair holding up an old-fashioned horn to his ear asking, “Eh?”

When It Comes to Israel, Sometimes the ‘Good Guys’ Aren’t So Great

We’re certainly grateful there was no violence at last weekend’s so-called Unite the Right rally in Washington, D.C.’s landmark Lafayette Square. Indeed, according to media reports there were maybe two dozen supporters of the cause aligning itself with white nationalist extremist groups.

And in

This is our friend?

Talk to Us, Senator Booker. Talk to Us Now!

Senator Cory Booker needs to find a podium with a microphone hardwired to the Jewish community. And we recommend that he does this in a hurry.

Because if he does not, he’ll likely be seen as an elected official who played

The Highlight of My Amazing Summer: Kosherica’s Cruise to Bermuda

This summer has been a very special one for my wife, Dena, and me as it has been the first summer ever in which all of our kids were away for a full month. This phenomenon had never happened to us before, and Dena and I committed to each other to spend more time together and take advantage of the

Europe’s Anti-Semitism Illustrates Why We Need a Nation State

Liberté, égalité, fraternité.

French for liberty, equality and fraternity, these three words are the national motto of France.

Unless, it seems, you are a Jewish French citizen.

But it’s not just France. We would be kidding

When the Outside World Found Its Way to My Shabbos Table

OK, so I’ve read that the best way to keep a Shabbos lunch moving along and in a civil tone is to not talk about work or politics.

I even once wrote about a kiruv rabbi’s instruction seminar where this issue of staying away from politics, in particular, was the headline of the meeting’s

The White Helmets Came to the Right Place…Israel

Certainly, many of us have heard of the White Helmets.

If you have not, this is perhaps one of the few life-saving stories of the Syrian Civil War.

The White Helmets, or the Syrian Civil Defence organization personnel, are the ones who dig through the rubble and

Perhaps It’s Time for Israel to Put an End to the Gaza Terror

As we approach Tisha B’Av and our solemn commemoration of the destruction of our two Holy Temples, we want to remind everyone that the heightened threats to our people in Sderot and other Southern Negev regional areas must be remembered as if it were happening closer to home.

Recently, Prime Minister

No More Visiting Day Blues

We sent our youngest to sleepaway camp for the first time this year. And by “we” I mean “I,” and that’s because I also sent my husband to sleepaway camp this summer, also for the first time. With dad at camp with him, we assumed the adjustment would be easier.

By the end of week two,

Approaching the Nine Days and the Enemy Within

With the approach of Rosh Chodesh Av, we begin walking the solemn corridor of the Nine Days that leads us into Tisha B’Av.

We spend much of our reasoning in these difficult days imploring others to do their part in this world.

As Zionists, we wonder why Israel does not have a partner in peace, be it in Ramallah or on the other side of the fence in