Opinion

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After 4 years of Trump, China’s abuses are worse than ever. What Biden must do to stop them

Biden’s team is dealing with a more antagonistic and confident China than it was four years ago.

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Why a post-pandemic world needs Birthright more than ever

With the prospect of an effective vaccine on the horizon, programs like Birthright that give primacy to intensive interaction will be relaunched.

Birthright’s insulting obsession with intermarriage is erasing young Jews

Children of intermarriage are Jewish enough to go on the trip but their family backgrounds are not good enough to be replicated in future generations.

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Jews died on Mayor Dinkins’ watch. Here’s why the Forward endorsed him anyway.

Dinkins would be accused of either hanging back or failing to react quickly and forcefully enough against the violence.

Alejandro Mayorkas’ historic nomination is a wake up call: Stop erasing Sepharadim.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Mayorkas is the son of a Sephardic father whose family came from the former Ottoman Empire.

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