July 21, 2024

U.S. Secret Service Circles The Wagons

 
Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "U.S. Secret Service Circles The Wagons."

Last week was a devastating disappointment for me (and presumably for the vast majority of our country) when a 20-year-old, high school graduate attempted to assassinate the former (and likely future) president, Donald Trump. I was shocked not only by the obvious failures of today's Secret Service but even more so by the reaction of their leadership.

Aside from Trump who was almost assassinated, and the innocent civilians killed and wounded, and our heart and prayers go out to all of them, I cannot help but wonder what damage all this has done to the trust and respectability of our nation in the eyes of our allies and the fear and deterrence before the ongoing threats from our adversaries.

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July 19, 2024

Prayer for the Brave Soldiers of the IDF!


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July 18, 2024

Secure Elevator

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July 17, 2024

Soy Sauce

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July 16, 2024

Blue Motorcycle

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July 15, 2024

Japanese Art


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July 14, 2024

More Than "Just" a Magen David

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "More Than 'Just' a Magen David." 

Our response to antiSemitism and hate should be to embrace our Jewish identity all the more. In the words of the singer Benny Friedman:
I'm a Jew and I'm proud
And I'll sing it out loud
'Cuz forever
And ever
That's what I'll be
I'm a Jew and I'm proud
And without a doubt
Hashem is always watching over me
We are truly in the middle of a global attack on the Jewish people, and we cannot give up even one centimeter in our quest for freedom, peace, and security.

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July 12, 2024

Burger King Monster

Note: Not Kosher.

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July 11, 2024

Hand-Carved Wood Ferrari

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July 10, 2024

Against The Evil Eye

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July 9, 2024

Dog Face

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July 8, 2024

Bike and Flower

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July 7, 2024

They Are the Racists

 

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "They Are the Racists."

This past Independence Day, a disgraceful, vile shadow fell over our celebrations. We witnessed so-called "protests" erupt again in violence, filled with smoke bombs, flag burning, and calls for intifada, "death to America," and violent jihad "by any means necessary." These weren't demonstrations for change; they were hateful displays demanding the overthrow of our nation and its core values.

We are a nation built on inclusion and respect for diverse opinions. But tolerance has its limits. When our communities, campuses, and cities are overrun by those who seek to tear down everything we've built, we must act.

Those who are here illegally or are on visas and cannot live peacefully forfeit the right to remain here. Deportation is a necessary conversation, a way to protect our nation from those who threaten its very core.

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July 5, 2024

Lady Bag

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July 4, 2024

Taped to a Hand Truck

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July 3, 2024

Sitting Zombie

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July 2, 2024

Go Kart Racetrack

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July 1, 2024

Moroccan Chandelier

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