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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.


December 11, 2018 3:04 pm

Four Problems With The New York Times’ New Favorite Israel Talking Point

The New York Times has a new favorite talking point about Israel. The talking point has cropped up recently in almost identical terms in two places. A...

December 11, 2018 7:48 am

New York Times Writes Jerusalem Out of Jewish Wedding Ceremony

The New York Times style section has recently developed a strange fascination bordering on obsession with Jewish weddings. This goes beyond merely reporting Jewish weddings...

December 5, 2018 5:38 pm

Jewish School Depicted as ‘Subpar’ by New York Times Is Harvard Feeder

The head of a Jewish school in Queens is faulting The New York Times for illustrating an article about “subpar education” at Jewish schools with...

December 5, 2018 7:11 am

New York Times Headline Blames Israel For Murder of Saudi Columnist

“Goyim kill goyim, and they immediately come to hang the Jews,” was Menachem Begin’s memorable remark in 1982 after Lebanese Christians killed Palestinian Arabs in Beirut. Whatever...

December 2, 2018 8:52 am

A New York Times Editor Rises to Defend the Latke

An editor at The New York Times is leaping to the defense of the latke after publishing a pre-Hanukkah article warning about the potentially fatal health...

November 30, 2018 10:29 am

Fried Potatoes Are Deadly, New York Times Warns as Hanukkah Nears

It may be the most strangely-timed article in the history of moveable type. The New York Times has chosen the week before Hanukkah to publish a...

November 28, 2018 12:24 pm

‘Overt’ Antisemitism Is ‘Complicated,’ New York Times Claims

Read The New York Times enough, and certain problematic patterns emerge. One of them is the excess adjective or adverb -- an extra word that...

November 22, 2018 10:15 am

New York Times Jewish Errors Spread Even to Crossword Puzzle

Over more than two and a half years writing a press criticism column focused on The New York Times for The Algemeiner, I’ve covered nearly every...

November 18, 2018 7:10 pm

New York Times Jared-Ivanka-Jews Story Broke Paper’s Own Rabbi Rule

A New York Times news article under the headline “Are Jared and Ivanka Good For the Jews?” is generating a storm of reaction on social...

November 18, 2018 12:48 pm

In Zuckerberg Coverage, New York Times Defines Antisemitism Down

The New York Times is suddenly swarming around Facebook and its two top executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. On Thursday the paper published a long...

November 13, 2018 10:32 am

New York Times Travel Section Writes Jerusalem Out of Israel

Sunday’s New York Times travel section features an article suggesting “Five Places To Go In Jerusalem.” But readers curious about which country Jerusalem is in get...

November 9, 2018 11:51 am

New York Times, Under Pressure, Suspends Luxury Tours To Iran

The New York Times, under pressure, has suspended its moneymaking “Times Journeys” journalist-guided vacation tours of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The 106-page printed catalog of...

November 7, 2018 9:06 am

British BDS Backer Gets Rapturous New York Times Obituary

The New York Times this week features a long and admiring obituary of a British feminist poet named Judith Kazantzis. She died on September 18,...

November 4, 2018 11:44 am

New York Times Focus on Soros and Antisemitism Welcome But Also Exasperating

The New York Times has been devoting a lot of column-inches lately to the idea that it’s unacceptably antisemitic to criticize George Soros. A front-page news...


Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...


Trump Ex-Lawyer Cohen Given Three Years in Prison, Blames ‘Blind Loya...

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments...


Baby of Israeli Mother Wounded in Palestinian Shooting Attack Dies, Hundred...

An Israeli baby boy who was delivered early after his mother was seriously wounded in a Palestinian drive-by shooting attack...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Seeks New Political Bloc in Strategic Red Sea Region

Saudi Arabia is seeking an alliance with six countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, a strategic area vital to global shipping and increasingly an arena of...