Since World War II, most American Jews have believed that the more secular American society is, the more secure their status. This has been, as I have argued all of my life, a colossal error. Indeed, it may turn out to be a fatal error. With the outburst of unprecedented levels of antisemitism, American Jews are living the famous warning: "...Read more
I am a strong advocate of America First. Indeed, I believe the citizens of every country should put their country first.
The case for doing so is not difficult to make. Just as people should put their family's well-being first, they should put their country's well-being first. Just as we would regard parents who put the well-being of others' ...Read more
In my long life, I have never personally experienced antisemitism in America.
I was raised by Jewish parents who believed that the best place Jews ever lived (other than in their own country in the Holy Land) was the United States of America. When the most prominent Jew of the 20th century, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the head of the Chabad ...Read more
New York Times headline: "On Israel, Progressive Jews Feel Abandoned by Their Left-Wing Allies."
NBC News: "The left faces a reckoning as Israel divides Democrats."
Time Magazine: "How the Activist Left Turned on Israel."
Los Angeles Times: "'The left has really let us down.' Why many American Jews feel abandoned"
Financial Times: "Left's ...Read more
With one exception, nothing about Oct. 7 surprised me.
The one exception was Israel's unpreparedness. That also surprised nearly every Israeli. My guess is that a combination of Iranian technology and Israeli complacency and incompetence led to the greatest slaughter of Jews since the Holocaust.
Nothing else surprised me. Not the butchery; not...Read more
Moral equivalence has two purposes. One is to enable the morally confused to hide their confusion. The other is to enable the immoral to hide their immorality.
Here are two examples as applied to the Israeli-Arab conflict:
One is the assertion we hear regarding the latest Israel-Hamas war by members of the Western Left, by Muslim supporters of...Read more
"In every generation they arise to annihilate us."
That statement appears in the Haggadah, the book read from at the Passover Seder. The book is about 1,000 years old; the statement is more than 2,000 years old.
A generation or two ago, it was the Nazis who arose to annihilate the Jews.
In this generation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hamas,...Read more
Frederick Douglass was one of the greatest Americans who ever lived. This man began life as an illiterate slave -- nearly all slave owners prevented slaves from learning to read -- and rose from slavery to become, along with Abraham Lincoln, the greatest orator of his time, and one of the wisest and most eloquent writers in American history.
This column is being written during the 10-day period between Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) -- two Jewish holidays known together as the "High Holy Days." Just as many Christians who do not generally attend church do so on Easter and Christmas, many Jews who rarely attend synagogue do so on Rosh ...Read more
The greatest reason for the existential threat to America posed by the woke/the progressive/the Left is that liberals vote for them.
If liberals voted for their values, the Left-wing destruction of every American institution -- the American Medical Association and medical profession generally; the universities, high school and elementary ...Read more