Author: Stuart Kaufman

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Stuart Kaufman: A ‘Wedding’ Story

Of late, my columns have been rather serious, dealing with difficult and challenging issues. This month, I’m taking a breather and doing something lighter. I love horses. I have always loved...
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Stuart Kaufman: Unsocial Media

John Adams said that “[o]ur Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” In other words, without the moral restraints that...
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Stuart Kaufman: Controlling the ‘Conversation’

“‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is, ‘said Alice, ‘whether you can...
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Stuart Kaufman: The Modern Miracle of the Covenant

I write a lot about Jews, our history, our beliefs and the issues that face us. I do so, among other reasons, because I want my readers to understand the significance of the Jewish experience in...
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Author Herman Wouk Dies at 103: Remembering “David and the Giant”

In the early 1970s, we lived in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Every Saturday I would take my little boy, David, to Kesher Israel, the lovely little synagogue at 28th and N Streets in...
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Stuart Kaufman: Getting ‘Left of Bang’

I for one intend to be the sheepdog. Leaving our lives in the hands of others is a sheep’s way of living life.
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Stuart Kaufman: Once We Were Slaves

By the time that you read this, the 2019 observance of the holiday of Passover by Jews all over the world will be over. For those who are not familiar with the holiday, permit me to provide a...

Stuart Kaufman: At the Boiling Point with Anti-Semitism

I am sick to my stomach, at the boiling point with anger. The swamp gases of Jew hatred are seeping through the surface of civilization so rapidly that I cannot see how they can be contained,...

President Trump: King of the Jungle

During the last presidential election cycle, the only candidate whom I favored less than Donald Trump was John Kasich — Democrats don’t count. In other words, the only one whom I would have...

Stuart Kaufman: Israel in the Trump Era

Donald J. Trump is the best president of the United States for the state of Israel since the founding of the state of Israel. I say that without a shred of doubt. President Trump is an unabashed...

Stuart Kaufman: The Trouble of Tenure

For years we have seen innumerable articles, news stories, columns, blogs and opinion pieces expounding upon the problems in the American educational system and how these problems should be...

Stuart Kaufman: War of the Words

I will be 75 years old in February; I was convinced that I was going to die at age 61. Two of my uncles died from heart attacks at age 61. My grandfather died from a heart attack at age 61. My...

Stuart Kaufman: This Too Shall Pass

I recently joined the board of advisors of a newly formed organization, The Holocaust Education Film Foundation; its objective is to “[p]roduce and distribute personal and impactful television...

Half A Century! (A Celebration of Marriage)

August 15, 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of my marriage to my esteemed wife. In keeping with my longstanding practice, there will be no greeting card from me anywhere in evidence to mark...

The Politics of Tribal Identity

Of late, practically anywhere that one looks, the phrase “identity politics” is all the rage, whether on television, radio, the internet or in newsprint. “Identity politics” is identified as the...

The Miracle of Israel

Judaism declares that the age of overt miracles ended with the prophet Malachi, the last of the prophets of Israel. Before that time, miracles were easy to discern. There could be no other...

Harley David’s Sons: Born to Be Wild

I am one of those few fortunate individuals who have been given an unrestricted outlet for my musings. Charles Waring, the publisher of this venerable publication, has told me that I am free to...

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...
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