Honoring Kurt Rothschild at 100

Honoring Kurt Rothschild at 100

November 27, 2020

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The president of the World Mizrachi movement, Kurt Rothschild, is one of the most indefatigable and loyal soldiers the Jewish People has been blessed with over the past century. How many philanthropists are there in the Jewish world whose worldview and involvements are so broad, and who are still active at age 100?

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The ‘Sand Curtain’ has fallen

The ‘Sand Curtain’ has fallen

November 20, 2020

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The Sand Curtain between Israel and the Arab world has fallen, but some of the world has difficulty rejoicing in the breakthrough. The Left assiduously is poking holes in the Abraham Accords and making sourpuss faces whenever the Roadrunner-fast advances in Gulf-Israel ties are mentioned.

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The theology of Rabbi Sacks

Nov 13, 2020

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The theology of Rabbi Sacks

Rather than elaborate on the incredible achievements and wide influence of the late, great, erudite and eloquent Rabbi Sacks, I offer a primer on his theology: His key concerns, beliefs, and recipes for a better future.

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Grab the transition opportunity

Nov 6, 2020

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Grab the transition opportunity

Policy initiatives for Netanyahu over the coming three-month transition period, together with Trump: Squeeze Iran harder, expel the UN from Jerusalem, curb Turkey’s destabilizing ambitions, expand the “Abraham Accords” circle of peace, and more.

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Trump’s Mideast innovations should stick

Oct 30, 2020

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Trump’s Mideast innovations should stick

Whether Trump is reelected or replaced by Biden, many of the Trump administration’s novel Mideast policies should be adopted by the next administration, even if Democrats shrink from crediting Trump for any breakthroughs. The principles are in America’s best interests as well as Israel’s.

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No honor in saving Saeb Erekat

Oct 23, 2020

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No honor in saving Saeb Erekat

Even if healed by Israeli doctors, the smarmy Palestinian propagandist will continue to slander Israel until his very last breath.

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The distrust doom loop

Oct 16, 2020

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The distrust doom loop

We must not let coronavirus tear Israeli society apart. We do not want to fall into America’s distrust doom loop.

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Coronavirus Crisis Communications 101

Oct 9, 2020

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Coronavirus Crisis Communications 101

Israel needs a seasoned communications expert to strategize, coordinate and deliver government messaging, both within and between government agencies and departments as well as to the broader public.

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Modern ushpizin in my sukkah

Oct 2, 2020

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Modern ushpizin in my sukkah

Seven days of virtual Sukkot guests, debating Jewish life and world affairs, including: MBZ of the UAE, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Natan Sharansky, Rebbe Nachman and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, two top corona experts, two top (and opposing) justices of the Israeli Supreme Court, Rabbis Yeshayahu Heber, Nachum Eliezer Rabinovich, and Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz; and Rabbanit Miriam Levinger.

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Multiple choices for 5781

Sep 25, 2020

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Multiple choices for 5781

A political quiz for the new year. Which of the following political, security and economic events will occur this year? Calculate what Israeli and Jewish future you need to be prepared for.

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Sourpuss about peace

Sep 18, 2020

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Sourpuss about peace

The sourpuss Left can’t acknowledge Netanyahu’s historic achievement of peace with the Gulf states. I say that nothing less than full-throated celebration is called for!

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Charity keeps society sane

Sep 11, 2020

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Charity keeps society sane

At this time of coronavirus uncertainty and all its attendant ills – which threaten to overwhelm Israeli, indeed global society, this winter – giving some tzedaka can have many rewards. “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”

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A Tribute to Dr. Michael Levenstein z”l

Sep 4, 2020

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A Tribute to Dr. Michael Levenstein z”l

Dr. Michael Levenstein OBM was by best friend, over 40 years. He was an esteemed family medicine doctor, a respected community activist, a wonderful family man, an enormous talmid chacham (Torah scholar) and a passionate Zionist.

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Surmounting Palestinian rejectionism

Aug 28, 2020

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Surmounting Palestinian rejectionism

For European and other diplomats to continue to scurry about the region without pressing inevitable truths on the Palestinians is mischievous, at best. Dishing out some tough love and dialing down Palestinian expectations would be much more constructive.

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Numskulls, don’t spread the plague!

Aug 21, 2020

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Numskulls, don’t spread the plague!

Alas, Israelis are wantonly flouting all sensible health restrictions. Just about every sector in this country has slacked off the social distancing guidelines, whether at work, at home, or play. We need rigorous government enforcement of the rules.

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The Court’s collective punishment of Israeli Jews

Aug 14, 2020

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The Court’s collective punishment of Israeli Jews

Two judges of the Israeli Supreme Court this week overruled the Israeli government’s decision to raze the home of a Palestinian terrorist. In doing so, they are collectively punishing the people of Israel with their personal political prejudices and misplaced values.

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Aliyah: A 30-year retrospective

Aug 7, 2020

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Aliyah: A 30-year retrospective

Despite the mixed balance sheet of changes that have taken place in this country’s society and politics over the past 30 years since I moved to Israel, it is a privilege to be part of a meta-historic, grand drama of Jewish national renewal and redemption.

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