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A Time For Candor: What Have We Learned From The Pandemic?

“The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth.” Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1971) By definition, Covid-19 has been a crisis of biology. Nonetheless, certain core explanations for American...
Abraham Joshua Heschel walks with Martin Luther King Jr. on civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Courtesy of the American Jewish Archives

Jews and Blacks: Failure to communicate

Movie fans should recognize this line from Cool Hand Luke: “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” Such a sentiment aptly describes relations between the Black and Jewish communities, as Rodney Muhammad, president of...

Thinking Seriously While There Is Still Time: Classical Economic Wisdom at the Eleventh Hour

“The rich man glories in his riches, because he feels that they naturally draw upon him the attention of the world….At the thought of this, his heart seems to swell and dilate itself within...
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War And Pandemic: Expanding Complexities Of Israeli Nuclear Strategy

“I warn the reader that this essay requires to be read very seriously and that I am unacquainted with any art which can make the subject clear to those who will not bestow on...
PM Netanyahu addressing the Memorial Day opening ceremony. Photo: GPO/Kobi Gideon.

Bibi’s mandate soon to expire, without results

We’re at the end of Bibi’s’ mandate, without any results. With more than a hint of desperation, and indications from within Likud that–while expressing support for their leader–individuals are maneuvering to be next in...

Trump thanks Guatemala’s Morales for Jerusalem embassy move

President Donald Trump thanked his Guatemalan counterpart, Jimmy Morales, for his announcement that he would move Guatemala’s embassy to Jerusalem. “President Trump thanked President Morales for supporting the United States and Israel, and for his...

Rolling Back Iranian Expansionism Means Contending With A Rising Russia

NSA McMaster is turning towards rolling back Iranian expansionism, now that ISIS appears to be nearly finished. What exactly the strategy will entail is not yet clear, but at the very least it should...