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Friday, October 07, 2022
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Iran’s Plan to Foil Israeli-Arab Normalization

Iran and its terrorist proxies have intensified their efforts to sabotage U.S. President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to the Middle East, which is scheduled to take place in mid-July.

The effort to sabotage the visit comes amid reports that Biden will try to advance Israel-Saudi relations and

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Morningstar’s ‘Modified Limited Hangout’

Editor's note: In November 2021, The Jewish Link published an important essay by Scott A. Shay, called " A Smear By Any Name," which took issue with Morningstar's ESG ratings, which he, as well as many others, found to be widely and disproportionally biased against Israel. The essay enumerated how

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Orthodox Singles: 20 Years Later Many Of the Same Challenges Remain

Twenty years ago, a young rabbinical student at Yeshiva University named Chananya Weissman founded an organization called EndtheMadness, an ambitious and unique effort to combat the angst and hardship associated with dating in the observant Jewish community.

He wrote several thoughtful and

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House Demolitions and Land Grabs No One Talks About

While the international community and media continue to condemn Israel day in and day out about a host of grievances, including the demolition of houses built without proper permits, no one seems to be interested in the ongoing human rights violations against Palestinians by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

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Condemning the ‘Mapping Project’ Isn’t Enough

Opposition to the targeting of Jews by mainstream Democrats was a rejection of anti-Zionist extremism. But the real problem is this effort’s roots in critical race theory and intersectionality.

On the face of it, the “Mapping Projec

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The Dangers of Exaggeration

An analysis of Google Trends demonstrates the hazards of overemphasizing events easily and effectively manipulated by Palestinian propaganda.

By Hillel Frisch/Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via JNS.org

Israel and the Palestinians are

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From the Medyka to Warsaw: Finding Inspiration in Poland

Editor’s Note: The Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) recently ran a mission to Poland with approximately 20 rabbis from around the world. The purpose of the mission was to meet with the Jewish refugees from Ukraine to show support. Rabbi Zev Goldberg of Fort Lee and Rabbi Andrew Markowitz of Fair Lawn both participated

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Loving Israel, From Left to Right

Israel’s supporters don’t have to love Israel the same way, but we can each have ‘a heart with many rooms.’

I had interesting conversations recently with leaders of two progressive pro-Israel organizations in the wake of the renewed terror attacks in Israel. Because I believe in

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An Open Letter to the Editorial Board of The Harvard Crimson

In a breathtaking display of tendentiousness and a misreading of history and fact, you published an editorial on April 29 in The Harvard Crimson titled, “In Support of Boycott, Divest, Sanction and a Free Palestine,” an outrageous column replete with slanders against the Jewish state that called for the Harvard community to commit

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Where We Belong

A number of years ago, after hailing a cab in Jerusalem and settling in for the ride, I noticed the driver’s name: Chaim Ben Attar. 

Chaim Ben Attar?!

“Are you a descendant of the holy Ohr HaChaim?” The sainted Rav Chaim ben Attar, originally of Morocco, eventually of Jerusalem, and now resting on Har Hazeitim (the Mount of Olives), is known

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‘The Two-State Solution’: A Figment of the Western Imagination

The two-state solution—most recently advanced again by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Negev Summit—is a figment of the Biden Administration’s imagination that has no value in pursuing a true Middle East peace. Rather, it will only cause yet more blood to flow in Israel. Based on Palestinian leaders’ pronouncements and

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What Does It Mean to Remember?

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Holocaust Museum of Porto, which opened to the public in April 2021. It is the first Holocaust museum in Portugal, supervised by the Jewish community of Porto whose relatives were victims of the Holocaust. I was in Porto for a conference and had been told to try and visit the museum. I knew the address and went looking for a

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