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Do Gen X Women Want Power Like Nancy Pelosi’s Or Like J. Lo And Shakira?

The conventional wisdom has it that women become invisible once they pass 40. But in a week when the three newsiest women have all been part of that demographic — Shakira, J. Lo, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — women who are decidedly visible, the better question may be, what sort of visibility do women … Continue reading

Saying ‘Never Again’ Means Nothing If It’s Not Backed Up With Actions

Think back to when you first read “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.” (If you never did, you should.) Did you wonder what it would have been like to be Anne? What about what it would have meant to hide and protect Anne’s family? Some people imagine they would have been part of The Righteous Among … Continue reading

National Review Shouldn’t Join The Left In Blaming Jews For Antisemitism

Sometimes even a publication you’ve long admired gets things horribly wrong. In this case, it’s National Review, which just published an incredibly problematic article, “Anti-Semitic Attacks Shine Spotlight on Long-Simmering Tri-State Tensions,” written by Zachary Evans, attempts to explain rising antisemitism in the New York area. It’s a question demanding answers, especially in light of … Continue reading

Joy Behar Is So Trump Deranged She Just Applauded A Neo-Nazi

“The View” co-host Joy Behar was horrified by 2017’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, until she wasn’t. And all it took to change Behar’s mind was a single tweet. On January 7, Unite the Right organizer Richard Spencer tweeted, “I deeply regret voting for and promoting Donald Trump in 2016.” On Wednesday, Behar read … Continue reading

Pretending Racism Against Jews Is Only The Right’s Problem Is Fueling It

It’s time to have a national conversation about antisemitism. Not an abbreviated one that starts with neo-Nazis and ends with the alt-right. No, a real one. For the mainstream media and many public officials (cough, Bill de Blasio, cough), it’s been convenient and even preferable to discuss antisemitism in that one, narrow way. Like a predictable … Continue reading

Like Pepsi, Democrats Need To Reverse Course On Boycotting Israel

In the fall of 1983, shortly before my fifth birthday, I visited Israel for the first time. I vividly recall stopping at a roadside stand just shy of the Lebanese border. It was sunny, scorching even, and my little sister and I were parched. So our parents treated us to cold soda. We were enchanted … Continue reading

Linda Sarsour Is Too Antisemitic For The Women’s March, But Not For Bernie Sanders

Activist Linda Sarsour ignited a media firestorm when video surfaced of her telling the American Muslims for Palestine conference “Israel ‘is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everyone else’” on Nov. 29. Sarsour adopting white supremacist rhetoric and blatantly lying about Israel — the realized, radical notion that Jews deserve a homeland … Continue reading

Columbia University To Vote On Divesting From Israel

In the heart of the nation’s most Jewish city, Jewish students who believe in Israel’s right to exist are being made mighty uncomfortable. And it’s not just at New York University, which is currently under federal investigation for antisemitism. Now, farther uptown at Columbia, the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) has voted 25-12 to allow a campus-wide … Continue reading

European Union Slaps ‘New Kind Of Yellow Star On Jewish-Made Products’

Europe’s highest court isn’t exactly telling everybody to boycott Israeli food and wine. But they’re doing their darnedest to ensure Europeans don’t buy them. For anyone who missed the news, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled last week that food and wine produced by Jewish Israelis beyond the Green Line must be explicitly marked: “‘Israeli settlement’ or … Continue reading

I’m An Observant Jew. Here’s Why I Want More Americans To Come To Jesus

There’s no doubt Kanye West has found religion. Listen to the musically arresting “Jesus is King,” and you’ll hear a powerful, positive case for a personal relationship with G-d. But will secular Americans heed his call? Considering that we’re living in historically peaceful and prosperous times, it’s notable how misery stalks many Americans like a shadow. … Continue reading