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Friday, February 03, 2023
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Israel Elections: Is This the Third Reign of King Bibi Netanyahu?

Those who trumpeted the “Fall of King Bibi” were premature.
They underestimated the indefatigable nature of Benjamin Netanyahu.

He’s baaaack, or at least that’s how it appears at first glance.

If the exit polls are to

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Modern Orthodoxy Is Judaism

“A king invited his children to a banquet for a certain number of days. When the time arrived for them to take their departure he said, ‘Children, I beg of you, stay one day more with me; it is so hard for me to part with you!’”—Rashi (Vayikra 23:36)

I have two 12th graders. This Shemini

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Ten Reasons Faulty Israel-Lebanon Gas Deal Smells Foul

After 10 years of failing to reach an agreement on the Israel-Lebanon maritime border, Prime Minister Yair Lapid has announced that an accord has been reached, calling it a “historic achievement.”

The agreement is highly controversial for a number of reasons, including that Israel essentially ceded

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Why Mainstream Jewish Groups Didn’t Defend Yeshiva University

The battle between the school and an LGBTQ student club pits religious freedom against gay rights. Organizations, and even major donors, think the latter is more important.

The latest exchange in the ongoing battle between Yeshiva University and the YU Pride Alliance, a student LGBTQ

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Israel’s ‘Peace Partner’ Is Slaughtering Israelis

In the past few months, there has been a rise in the number of terrorist attacks against Israelis carried out by gunmen belonging to, or associated with, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its ruling faction, Fatah. These two bodies are headed by one man: Mahmoud Abbas, who has zero compunction about his loyalists murdering and wounding

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A Sneak Peek of What is to Come: Living Connected: A Bergen County School-Shul Tech Initiative

There are many reasons to be proud of the Jewish community in Bergen County. There are extraordinary chesed organizations, beautiful shuls overflowing with congregants, and outstanding schools filled with Torah learning.

There is another, sometimes overlooked, reason why we should be proud.

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The Worst Deal of the Century

You don’t need to have written a book on dealmaking to know that Team Biden is making every mistake in the book with Iran.

In a recent episode of Disney’s “Tehran” thriller, an Israeli spymaster (played by Glenn Close) advises one of her operatives trying to make a deal with an

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Famed Truman Biographer Got It All Wrong on Zionism

McCullough’s careless accusation against an American Zionist leader, made without any documentation, reminds us that even Pulitzer Prize winners can sometimes make mistakes—serious ones.

Historian David McCullough won a Pulitzer Prize for “Truman,” his biography of President

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Double Standards Extend Beyond Israel

From the media to Capitol Hill, the Jewish community is well-accustomed to double standards on Israel — including in regard to the latest Gaza operation. But there is another conflict zone with similar dynamics that should also be on New Jersey Jews’ radar.

With the U.S. recently authorizing $1 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine and

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AIPAC Doubles Down on Its Mission

AIPAC decision to solidify the pro-Israel left is consistent with its longtime mission to build bipartisan support for Israel — and so far, it looks like it’s working.

By David Suissa/Jewish Journal via JNS.org

Imagine that you run an

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The Modern-Day Siege of Jerusalem

On Tisha B’Av, we must remember to avoid the mistakes of the past and ensure Jerusalem’s future as the capital of a Jewish state.

As our sad commemorations of the two destructions of Jerusalem and the Holy Temples intensify with the approach of the fast of Tisha B’Av on

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To the Boston ‘Mapping Project,’ All Jews Are Zionists

If we don’t forcefully oppose these activists, we can be sure that when they come for the ‘Zionists, ’ they will come for the Jews. All of them.

In the years following World War II, German pastor Martin Niemöller, in his speeches around the world, uttered words that became

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