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Ira Stoll is the author of JFK, Conservative, published on October 15 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He was managing editor of the Forward and North American editor of the Jerusalem Post.


October 20, 2019 2:18 am

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that had Jews rescheduling holiday events...

October 20, 2019 2:04 am

New York Times Readers Offer Vicious Responses to Articles by Israelis

In at least two recent cases, articles in The New York Times by Israeli authors were greeted by responses from Times readers who insisted that...

September 29, 2019 3:09 pm

President Trump, Democratic Frontrunner Biden Mark Rosh Hashanah With Messages to Jewish Community

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden marked the impending Jewish New Year with a fundraiser at which he emphasized Holocaust-related themes and described his father as...

September 27, 2019 9:36 am

New York Times Iran Story Relies on Analyst Tied to BDS-Backing Rockefeller Fund

A recent New York Times article about Iran quotes a bunch of government officials -- and also someone who works at a small, little-known nonprofit...

September 23, 2019 9:50 am

A BDS Defeat The New York Times Found Not Fit to Print

Some of the most telling stories are the ones The New York Times doesn’t print. In that category falls the recent decision of a section of...

September 17, 2019 5:34 pm

New York Times Jerusalem Cable Car Story Sparks a Furor

A front-page New York Times article by the newspaper’s architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman, attacking a plan for a cable car in Jerusalem, is generating a...

September 8, 2019 6:27 am

Former Obama Speechwriter Offers Answers to ‘Why Be Jewish?’ Question in New Book

Why be Jewish? Nowadays, embracing Jewish identity and practice is optional, even for those who were born into it. Sarah Hurwitz’s own story is an example....

August 30, 2019 10:24 am

New York Times Issues a Bizarre BDS-Related Correction

The New York Times has issued a bizarre correction to an article about the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. The correction, published on Aug....

August 28, 2019 3:24 pm

Ex-ADL Chief Defends Bret Stephens in Bedbug Brouhaha

A veteran arbiter of antisemitism says New York Times columnist Bret Stephens was not overreacting when he objected to being likened to a “bedbug” by...

August 27, 2019 4:14 am

Longtime American Jewish Leader, Lawyer Kenneth Bialkin, Is Mourned

When I was working with a few partners and potential investors nearly 20 years ago on a plan for what became The New York Sun,...

August 23, 2019 4:28 pm

Why Is New York Times Still Surprised When AIPAC Breaks With Netanyahu?

How many times does the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) need to break publicly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before The New York...

August 15, 2019 8:08 am

Paul Krugman Jew-Shames Stephen Ross

A Paul Krugman column in The New York Times makes an issue of the Jewish background of Stephen Ross, the real-estate executive and fitness-business investor...

August 12, 2019 10:01 am

New York Times Faults One of Its Own Editors for Repeated ‘Poor Judgment’

A New York Times editor is in trouble for what the Times calls repeated poor judgment on social media. The editor, Jonathan Weisman, works in the...

August 7, 2019 10:37 am

David Brooks Seizes on Mass Shootings to Disparage Jewish Particularism

Under the headline “The Ideology of Hate and How to Fight It,” New York Times columnist David Brooks blames the recent mass shootings on what...


Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...


Toyota Unit Partners With Israel’s OurCrowd in Search for Auto Tech

Toyota Tsusho, a unit of Japan's Toyota Group, and Israeli venture investing platform OurCrowd said on Wednesday they formed a partnership to invest in autonomous driving startups. The companies said they...


Mystery Martyr’s Church Unearthed in the Holy Land

A Byzantine-era church built in honor of an unnamed martyr has been unearthed near Jerusalem after a three-year excavation, Israeli researchers said on Wednesday. The dig uncovered floors decorated with vast...

Middle East

Report: Palestinian Convert to Judaism Arrested, Tortured by PA - A 50-year-old Palestinian man who recently converted to Judaism was arbitrarily arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces two weeks ago and is still in custody, according to a...

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