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New York Will Learn The Wrong Lessons From Amazon’s Departure

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Originally published February 20, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/opinion/new-york-will-learn-the-wrong-lessons-from-amazons-departure/



Last week, after increased pressures and demands from leftwing activists, Amazon decided to pull out of building their second headquarters in Long Island City. This deal would have led to approximately 25,000 new, high paying jobs and $27 billion in tax revenue, at the cost of $3 billion in tax breaks. When Amazon pulled out of the deal, scores of leftwing politicians and pundits claimed victory: that working class New Yorkers were able to reject the largest company in the world. There are lessons to be learned from these events, but if the statements until now are any indication, New York will not learn them. When this deal was first formed, it received immediate backlash from both the left and the right. Both sides of the political aisle disliked the tax subsidies New York was offering to Amazon, but for different reasons. The conservative rig…

When To Cheer For Your Enemies

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Democrat Extremists Become Democrat Centrists

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Originally published February 6, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/opinion/democrat-extremists-become-democrat-centrists/


Democrat Extremists Become Democrat Centrists By Moshe Hill February 6, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share on LinkedIn

New York’s Abortion Law Is Immoral, Anti-Science, And Anti-Woman

Originally published January 30, 2018:
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/opinion/new-yorks-abortion-law-is-immoral-anti-science-and-anti-woman/

Last Tuesday, on the anniversary of the controversial Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, the New York State Legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act, to cheers from the voting Democrats. This bill, swiftly signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, drastically changes the abortion laws of the state, removing all restrictions from abortion at any stage of pregnancy, until the moment of birth. Only two Democrats voted against the bill, which was otherwise split along party lines. While the cheering crowd celebrated what they deem a victory for women, what they accomplished in reality was not only immoral, but also anti-science and anti-woman. The immorality of this law cannot be understated. Even by Democrats’ own standards, this is an immoral act, yet they willfully blind themselves to their own hypocrisy. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Catholi…

The True Sins Of The Covington Catholic Students

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Originally published January 23, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/opinion/the-true-sins-of-the-covington-catholic-students/

The March for Life is an annual march on Washington, DC, to advocate for the rights of the unborn. It has been occurring for 47 years, and drew approximately 600,000 people from all around the country last week. It was widely ignored by the media, who disagree with the pro-life position. This year, however, a story emerged from the March for Life that drew national attention.
Former CNN anchor Reza Aslan’s despicable tweet
The story was that a group of white, male, MAGA-hat-wearing, Catholic teenagers surrounded and mocked a Vietnam veteran Native American man named Nathan Phillips, who was banging a drum while attempting to get to the Lincoln Memorial. This story led both the Left and the Right to widely condemn the actions of these teenagers, ranging from calls to apologize to physical threats on them and their families. Along with the viral three-minute vi…

Why Jews Need Free Speech

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Originally published January 9, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/opinion/why-jews-need-free-speech/

This past week, the UK Daily Mail, the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel ran stories about Dr. Lara Kollab, a former medical resident of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Kollab is of Palestinian heritage, received a degree at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has made numerous anti-Semitic statements on Twitter for the better part of a decade. The Cleveland Clinic and Touro College have condemned Dr. Kollab, who referred to Jews as “dogs” and asked “Allah to end the lives of the Jews,” via Twitter. Dr. Kollab joked about how she would give Jews the wrong medication. In 2012, Dr. Kollab lamented the assigned midterm by her college professor to watch a movie about the Holocaust and write a paper about it. She tweeted that she would be unsympathetic about the Holocaust. She wrote that she does not feel bad about the Holocaust because “the [people] who wer…

New York Education Regulations Puts Jewish Schools in Crosshairs

Originally written December 13, 2018
In November, the New York State Education Department put forward new requirements to determine if nonpublic schools have met their defined standards of “Substantial Equivalency” of a public school education.This is on the heels of the decision in April of 2018 by the New York State Legislature to give the Commissioner of Education the authority to inspect nonpublic schools to determine if their education is up to the defined standards.
The Legislature defined educational expectations in § 3204 of Education Law.However, they leave it up to the Education Department to decide how to calculate if a nonpublic school is compliant with the law.This allows for the Commissioner “…betheentitythatdetermineswhether nonpublicelementaryandsecondary schools are in compliance with the academic requirements set forth” in the law.So when Education Department, led by Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, released their regulations, many schools were surprised at the unnecess…