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I’ve marched in the Jerusalem day parade — and this year, it’s a terrible idea

The moment the march turns towards Damascus Gate, it’s no longer about celebrating Jerusalem’s liberation.

Making challah taught me how to live in a post-pandemic world

It’s 12:34 a.m., and like millions of others during the pandemic, the imminent threat of death is keeping me awake.

If the G7 wants Middle East peace, Biden should invest in people-to-people peacebuilding. $200 million should do it

If the G7 wants Middle East peace, Biden should invest in people-to-people peacebuilding. $200 million should do it

The international community rallied to help end the devastating war that engulfed Israelis and Palestinians last month. Leadership from President Biden helped to secure a ceasefire after 11 days. The ceasefire was followed by important pledges from the U.S. and others to support vital reconstruction in Gaza.

How did Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get Israel so wrong?

As a Haredi Jew, I harbor politically and socially conservative views, very unlike those of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But my belief system includes a mandate to be committed to the ideal of truth.

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