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A Threat on the border? // How Jordan’s family drama might...

Weird things are happening in the Middle East. Iran is talking peace from across the street to an American delegation, shuttling sensitive discussions back...

Grasping for Solutions // Israel’s political parties try to find...

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” is a well-known aphorism (probably wrongly) attributed...

(Vaccine) Passport, Please? // The drugstore isn’t a gas chamber

“It’s just a mask, wear it. It’s just a shot, take it. It’s just a boxcar, get in.”  Thus tweeted Ohio lawmaker Kris Jordan, about...

Success Before My Eyes // But some things should remain...

It was just hours before Pesach, and I was stuck in a traffic snarl unlike anything I’d ever seen. I drummed my fingers on the...

Alice in Nazi-Land // How Prince Philip’s Mother Rescued Jews

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was the most glamorous world event of 1953, indeed of the entire decade. Several pairs of white steeds...

Living History // A memorable visit with Rav Grainom Lazewnik

Rav Grainom Lazewnik, born in 1915, is a talmid of Novardok in Europe who also learned by the Steipler while there. Among the many...

An Angel Among Us // A Tribute to Rabbi Mordechai Leib...

I lived in Pittsburgh for a number of years in the early 1980s. During my time there, I met a number of local rabbanim...

When Zaidy Was Young // The “old days” were very different...

Back when my arm could barely accommodate the seven strap-wrappings of my tefillin, life as an Orthodox Jewish boy in America was different. Not...

Psyches and Souls // A personal story of attempting to overcome...

In Florida, most psychiatric patients are dragged into the hospital under the Baker Act and in handcuffs. I arrived with a well-packed duffel bag. I...

Will the Terror Victims Law Block US Aid to the Palestinian...

Vice President Joe Biden was just sitting down for a meeting with former Israeli President Shimon Peres in a Tel Aviv hotel in March...

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