February 22, 2019

Opinion

An iconic photo has emerged from the protests in Iran. A young woman — fearless, determined, resolute — holds a long stick.
For the crime of shaking hands with her lawyer, cartoonist Atena Farghadani was forced to undergo a “virginity and pregnancy test” prior to her...
As 2017 comes to a close, the weariness and exhaustion generated by the Donald Trump presidency seem everywhere. Dinner conversations inevitably...
We were wrong. As Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky pointed out,
“It’s so great that you can be such a happy person,” she said as we watched our boys’ basketball game. The woman had just read my latest blog post —
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center once dutifully held a holiday concert. The annual show, put on in a small auditorium on the periphery of the medical campus,
At a time of crippling political division, the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on its initiative called “Restoring Internet Freedom”...
Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump made what was, according to the media, a cataclysmic decision: He declared that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel,
“This sacred city,” declared President Donald Trump last week, “should call forth the best in humanity.” It was somewhat of a Nixon-in-China moment,
For centuries, Jewish women across the world have told the story of Judith during Hanukkah season. In this cultural moment, it could not be more appropriate
Sometimes in the midst of destruction, there is holiness. Sometimes in the smoke and ashes, there is kindness, love and meaning.
It’s been almost a year since I drove to the Los Angeles Gun Club and shot a gun for the first time. I remember how I trembled at the awesome power of...
In the middle of the euphoria and hysteria that greeted last week’s U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it was a story about...
WARNING: This is serious stuff. Human life is at stake. If you are looking for confirmation of preconceived narratives, stop.
In 1970, Tom Wolfe coined the term “radical chic” to describe how socialites and celebrities were adopting radical political causes to advance...
My husband, Danny, hopped into the front seat of the Uber and I got in the backseat. I immediately noticed the smell of weed. Bobby, the driver,
I was startled awake from my Shabbat afternoon nap by the sounds of sirens and shouting coming from the Jerusalem street outside the apartment...
Nothing I’m about to say is in any way a defense of the men who commit acts of sexual harassment at work or elsewhere. They’re swine and deserve...
Last week, Republicans did what they always do when they have power: They passed an across-the-board tax cut. Not a single Democrat voted for...
I recently stopped in at one of my favorite shops in Manhattan, a small boutique on upper Madison Avenue. I try to avoid the place because...
“What is Judaism?” asks Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. “A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization?”
Killing children, no matter the number, is the ultimate crime against the present and future. The Jewish people having suffered the unfathomable...
Two little groom figurines hover above today’s Supreme Court’s arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
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