Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Gregory Smith


When it Comes to Censorship ‘The Times, They Are A-Changin’

A new kind of censorship has become rampant and demands political conformity.

Better to Have Enemies Than Friends

Identifying an enemy — even an improbable one — is far more likely to be an effective organizing.

Shavout Under Quarantine and Civil Unrest

Shavuot was to mark the first cautious steps toward freedom.

Dear Joe Biden, Don’t Pick The Bernie Sanders Left As Your Running Mate

Dear Mr. Vice President: I know you have a lot on your mind, what with preparing for what one hopes will be an actual, in-person...

A Pesach View of India

Pesach: From slavery to freedom, to nation building, to prosperity. My wife and I and our 14-year-old granddaughter, recently returned from a trip to India....

Columbus Day Lives

My wife and I met for the first time 52 years ago at a Columbus Day party on an October evening. We will celebrate...

A New American Holy Day

My grandkids don’t want to read the newspaper. They say it’s too depressing. Candidates for the highest office in the country belittle one another,...

Anti-Westernism and the Jews

There is no better way to understand the ideological currents of the times than to see who hates the Jewish people and the reasons...

A Progressive Misnomer

Labels matter, and they are an integral part of the war of ideas. When British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin Roosevelt met...

Are Jews Right ?

My son Gershom just graduated from Brandeis University, and my wife and I traveled 3,500 miles, of course, to hear his address, as class speaker, to a throng in excess of 5,000 people. (He received a standing ovation.)

Latest news

Jewish and Black Historical Cemeteries Vandalized in Virginia With Nazi Symbol

The vandalism consisted of graffiti stating "777," which is Nazi shorthand.

AJC Calls on Washington Post to Correct Op-Ed Calling Israel ‘Ethnically Exclusive’

"Calling Israel ‘ethnically exclusive’ is a lie and an insult to 25% of Israel’s population who aren’t Jewish but are full participants in its democracy."

Israel Offers Aid to Lebanon Following Explosions at Beirut Port

Lebanon is not expected to accept the offer.

‘Harry Potter’ Star Jason Isaacs Opens up About His Struggle With Addiction

"Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible."

Trump Pronounces Yosemite as ‘Yo Semites’

Twitter users responded with various jokes on the matter.