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Trump’s Pursuers Now Being Pursued

The tables have turned in Washington, DC. Democrats and other critics of President Trump who have never accepted the legitimacy of his presidency are on...

Collapse of China Trade Deal Raises Tariff War Fears

China’s refusal to stand by the trade deal it had agreed to in negotiations with the United States threatened to touch off a tariff...

Democrat Claims of Trump Anti-Semitism Reflect Their Own Guilt

In what appeared to be a knee-jerk reaction, Democrats have sought to lay the blame for the fatal shooting spree at the Chabad shul...

Fatal Attack on California Chabad Shul

It was about 11:30 on Shabbos morning, the eighth day of Pesach, and about 100 people were present for davening at the Chabad shul...

Nothing Can Extinguish the Love

On Erev Shabbos Hagodol, a friend of mine, Aharon (name changed), called his elderly aunt to wish her gut Shabbos. His aunt, who is...

Judge Hears Arguments in Yeshiva Lawsuit But Issues No Ruling

A state judge poked and prodded New York state’s attorney’s arguments at a hearing she called to decide whether to temporarily halt...

Judge to Decide This Coming Monday on Pivotal Yeshiva Lawsuit

A state judge set a date for next week to hear arguments whether to place a temporary halt to intrusive education department guidelines imposed...

Adam: The Highs and the Lows

Two years. That’s how long the Mueller investigation lasted. Two years of wasted time, many millions of taxpayers’ dollars squandered. The hopes of perhaps...

The Conscience of a Community

It is with a sense of great temerity and deep grief that these lines are being written in the moments following the extinguishment of...

A Conspiracy of Goodness Saved Thousands

With the recent surge in hate speech and attacks on Jews in France, French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed a crackdown, noting that “anti-Semitism...

Purim Postscript

After our minds are cleared from the drinking on Purim and the atmosphere is more settled just before the frenzy of Pesach preparations begin,...

Democrats Refuse to Condemn Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Attacks

President Donald Trump called the Democratic Party "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish" following a House vote last week on a resolution broadly condemning hatred rather than...

Cohen Testimony Sets off Quest Towards Trump’s Impeachment

Democrats who now control the House of Representatives are using the testimony by Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, as a road map in...

Kushner Comments Stir Controversy Over Trump Peace Plan

A vague comment by President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner in an Arabic language Sky News interview Monday about the still secret U.S. Middle East...

France Weighs New Law

As plans for a massive rally against anti-Semitism heat up in cities across France, the French government has announced a resolution to pass new...

Meat-Eating Plants

Plants seem like passive creatures of fate - stuck in the ground, blowing in the wind, soaking in sunlight and serving as food for...

US Backs Rival Venezuelan President

The political and economic situation in Venezuela took a fateful turn when the 35-year-old head of its National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, declared himself to...

Judge Rules against Yaffed; Felder Amendment Stands; Threat Against Yeshivos Still...

A recent District Court ruling struck a blow to Yaffed and dismissed a suit they brought against government officials over a recent amendment to...

My Son, “My Cadillac”

It was about 25 years ago when the phone call came. I was a young kollel yungerman living in a tiny one-bedroom apartment on...

Lifnei Iveir, The New York Times and Us

Of all the sins of The New York Times – and there are certainly many – one of the most subtle and therefore most...