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Author: Stuart Kaufman

Stuart Kaufman: Surprises During My Trip to Israel (It’s Always Something)

Last month, I returned to Israel for a last-minute trip that turned out to be one of the most extraordinary trips of my many extraordinary trips there. My friend Alan Clemmons was to receive an...

Edmund Burke and the Flies of Summer

At the very end of February, I reached my 75th year. When I drew my first breath, Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin still polluted the Earth with their presence, Winston Churchill was prime minister...

A Deer Stand Grows in Brooklyn

A trusted transplant’s first foray at Middleton Hunting Club I am not what anyone who is even moderately in control of his faculties would call a “sportsman.” I was born in Brooklyn, New York —...

The Power of Smiles

I was born and raised in New York, specifically: I was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens (around the corner from Donald Trump, but that’s another story) and spent 37 years in the town where F....

Stuart Kaufman: Oh, Jerusalem

On Wednesday, December 6, President Donald Trump changed the rules that have governed diplomatic relations in the Middle East. On that day, he (drum roll) stated the obvious: President Donald...

The Victim Scam

We are in a phase in our national existence that is the reverse of the natural progression from infancy to adulthood. In the proper and normal course of development, a person grows from total...

‘Fake News’ and the Serpent’s Curse

Disinformation serves to dilute the impact of horrible truths. If anyone and everyone is called a “Nazi,” then the term “Nazi” loses its power to describe pure, unalloyed evil.

The Ingathering

“Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back.” — Deuteronomy 30:4 For Jewish boys, there is one life...

A Spreading Virus in America’s Education System

There is a malignant virus that is spreading throughout this country. It is flourishing and mutating in the hothouse atmosphere of America’s institutions of “higher learning,” and it threatens...