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Rabbi Pini Dunner

Rabbi Pini Dunner is the senior spiritual leader at Beverly Hills Synagogue, a member of the Young Israel family of synagogues.

As Certain as Death and Taxes

Antisemitism has permeated societies for centuries. It has transcended geographical boundaries and historical epochs.

A Day that Will Live On in Infamy

By not insisting on the immediate return of hostages before the ceasefire, and by failing to condemn Hamas for starting the war, the UN has once again shown its chronic bias against the world’s only Jewish state.

An Open Letter to Representative Jayapal

Rather than write off an entire country because it is dogged by historical issues that have yet to be resolved, let us embrace a country that has good intentions, and genuinely wishes to be a force for good both within its borders and beyond its borders for the benefit of humanity as a whole.

No Scorched Earth

Thankfully, the IDF achieved an exceptional level of success in its Jenin operation, accompanied by an unusually low casualty rate.

The Mistake We Made with Russia

If and when this crisis is finally over, the lesson will have to be that Russia can never again be trusted as a partner in international affairs until it has properly embraced the elusive but indispensable second tabernacle.

Esther, Sarah, and the Language of the People

Over the course of several days, tens of thousands of people around the world learned Rabbi Sacks-inspired Torah together in what must surely have been one of the most unique events in Torah-study history.

From Suez to Afghanistan: A Sukkot Message

Historians will one day look back at the Afghanistan withdrawal and cite it—as they do the Suez withdrawal for Britain—as the moment when the penny dropped, and the American king was seen with no clothes.


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