Melissa Langsam Braunstein, a former U.S. Department of State speechwriter, is an independent writer in Washington DC and a contributor to The Federalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, National Review Online, and RealClearPolitics, among others. She has appeared on EWTN and WMAL. Melissa shares all of her writing on her website and tweets as @slowhoneybee.
Americans can expect Israel will soon be led by a prime minister named Benjamin who’s focused on Israelis’ security. Regardless of which Benjamin that is, expect the U.S. Democrats’ left flank to be unhappy about it.
New York Times columnist Bari Weiss’s new book, ‘How to Fight Anti-Semitism,’ offers a trenchant look at an old evil that’s on the rise once more.
Callie Micks’ intensely personal book, ‘The Baby Binder,’ confronts infertility head-on, addressing the heartbreak, the worry, and the tears, and asks why do we care so little about an issue that affects so many women?
Many American Jews were already feeling rubbed raw, and this news from the White House pressed hail-size salt into those wounds.
The EU may begin targeting businesses in Israel in the name of neutrality, but the ramifications will be anything but neutral.
Americans are used to politicians lying, but at a certain point we need to start calling out the falsehoods our lawmakers use in describing the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.
Despite Pelosi’s best efforts, the House voted on a resolution to oppose the boycott Israel movement — and its bipartisan support was overwhelming.
What’s perhaps most countercultural about Courtney Adamo, an heiress who can afford to live as she pleases, is how much she reflects traditionally conservative ideals about family life.
Religious communities are being persecuted globally, from shootings to sexual abuse. People from more than 100 countries convened to fight these atrocities.
Since Congress just introduced the first-ever resolution to boycott Israel, the DOJ’s combating anti-Semitism event couldn’t have come at a better time.
Several speakers reminded the overwhelmingly Christian audience (with a smattering of observant Jews) that anti-Semitism is a cancer, and it’s everybody’s problem.
In Israel, there’s longer maternity leave, better health care, designated days for families, and very little helicopter parenting. Can we learn from them?
Kudos to the U.S. Senate for taking a hugely important first step to stop what Michael O’Flaherty, director of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency, considers ‘a test of our civilizations.’
A shift in tone at the 2019 AJC Global Forum seems to be a sign of these trying political times and the recent spike in anti-Semitism.
‘It all started on the campuses, and we did nothing because they were students. We did nothing when they joined the party because it was just the left-wing fringe, and now they’ve taken over.’
Even if Democrats’ raft of ‘family-oriented’ welfare proposals intend to raise plummeting U.S. birth rates — a national problem that needs to be addressed — they won’t do any good because the problem isn’t money, it’s culture.
Americans should know where Congress stands on our nation’s closest Middle Eastern ally, as well as how many members of the House support the boycott, divestment, sanctions movement.
After reading the latest installment in the ‘my husband disappoints me’ genre in The New York Times last weekend — this one penned by a clinical psychologist — I’d say we have a trend.
The Jewish community does mourn, even though we may never have met any of the 12 victims in Pittsburgh and Poway, because they’re members of our extended Jewish family.
It appears the rest of the English-speaking Twitterverse has been busy commenting about the Festival of Freedom while Jews celebrated last weekend.
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