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What To Watch For As The Israeli Election Results Roll In Right Now

On Tuesday, Israel heads to the polls for the second time in five months, as polls remain unbelievably tight between the right-wing Likud and the centrist Blue and White. For Israel’s sake, I hope this is their last election for a while, but as far as America is concerned, it almost doesn’t matter who wins. … Continue reading

Bari Weiss Explains How To Fight The Rise Of Anti-Semitism

You don’t need to convince me, but for anyone who remains skeptical that rising domestic anti-Semitism is a threat, Bari Weiss’s How to Fight Anti-Semitism offers a compelling survey of the present scene. The New York Times opinion editor and writer examines anti-Semitism on the right, the left, and among Islamists. Weiss describes her book as … Continue reading

We Finally Have The Infertility Memoir Women Need To Read

It’s not every day that a writer emails to say an article you wrote motivated her to finish writing a book. But such is the case with Callie Micks. While on a writing hiatus, Micks apparently came across a book review I’d written about waiting for a better infertility memoir. She emailed, “I had a … Continue reading

Why Haven’t Republicans Stood Against Antisemitism In The Wake Of Trump’s Comments?

I can hear a pin drop. Considering how many Republicans usually race to defend the honor of American Jews (and Israel), the silence this past week has been striking. To recap, during an Oval Office press availability after meeting with the Romanian president last Tuesday, President Trump was asked about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s suggestion that … Continue reading

Europe Considers The Nazi Idea Of Requiring Jewish Businesses To Identify Themselves On Labels

Europeans are considering stigmatizing Jewish businesses — an idea last popularized by the Nazis — all in the name of neutrality. This time, the focus is on Jewish-owned businesses located in the world’s only Jewish nation state and the European Union’s not-so-subtle suggestion that Israel exists only within its pre-1967 borders. In June, Gerard Hogan, … Continue reading

No, The Israel Boycott Movement Isn’t All About Free Speech

Americans are used to being spun. Heck, we’re also familiar with being straight-up lied to. But at a certain point, we need to start calling out the falsehoods our elected officials use in describing the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. For starters, let’s consider Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. … Continue reading

A Conservative Plan for Supporting America’s Families

Whether Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) intended to throw down a gauntlet when she introduced her Family Bill of Rights recently is sort of beside the point. As a conservative who cares about family policy and who was disappointed by Sen. Gillibrand’s plan, I believe there is a crucial conversation to be had about families and … Continue reading

With New House Resolutions, Democrats Finally Allow Their Israel Divide Into The Open

Some moments in politics are clarifying. The House’s vote on Resolution 246, which opposes the movement to boycott Israel, is one such moment. The resolution, which boasted 351 co-sponsors, overwhelmingly passed the House on Tuesday, 398-17. For most of this year, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has worked overtime to protect her caucus from too much scrutiny where … Continue reading

How Vanity Fair’s Instagram Mommy Murfer Celebrates Traditional Living

Growing up, it was all about fiction for me. I loved vicariously visiting new places and gaining insight into how others live and might think. These days, I don’t have time for novels, but I do have Vanity Fair profiles. VF’s recent profile of Instagram influencer Courtney Adamo and her murfer (a.k.a. surfer mom) friends … Continue reading

‘Never Again’ Requires Promoting Religious Freedom For All

  For a conference that wasn’t primarily about Jews or anti-Semitism, the Holocaust featured fairly prominently at the U.S. State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom last week — and not in a Godwin’s Law sort of way. Perhaps that reflected survivors of religious violence visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum last Monday, but “Never … Continue reading