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Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for The Boston Globe. To see a month's worth of his recent columns, please visit Boston Globe

Rolling Stone’s Train Wreck

Rolling Stone’s Train Wreck

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Has the time come to give up on the ideal of objective, unbiased journalism?


The Murder of Zidan Saif

The Murder of Zidan Saif

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The Jewish state's newest hero wasn't Jewish.


Beheadings and Islam

Beheadings and Islam

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Is there a connection?


The Donald Sterling Affair

The Donald Sterling Affair

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His words were vulgar and bigoted, but private.


Anti-Semitism Adapts and Thrives

Anti-Semitism Adapts and Thrives

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The oldest hatred has assumed a new form for a new age: hostility to Zionism and Israel.


Islam & Silencing the Progressives

Islam & Silencing the Progressives

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Covering up the abusive treatment of women in Muslim-majority countries.


North Korea’s Concentration Camps

North Korea’s Concentration Camps

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Where is our shame?


A Grateful Jeff Jacoby

A Grateful Jeff Jacoby

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We are blessed by an amazing community.


Boston Aftermath

Boston Aftermath

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The resilience of American liberty is not about to change.


Europe's Hezbollah Cowardice

Europe's Hezbollah Cowardice

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Have Europeans still not figured out that while terrorists start by killing Jews, they rarely end with them?


Preventing Another Massacre

Preventing Another Massacre

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Good laws will never abolish all evil.


Ulysses S. Grant & the Jews

Ulysses S. Grant & the Jews

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When General Grant expelled the Jews.


Thanking the Invisible Hand

Thanking the Invisible Hand

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Thanksgiving weekend is made possible by a vast number of strangers. Don’t take it for granted.


Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14

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Shin is the first person born and raised in a North Korean monstrous slave-labor prison to escape and tell his harrowing tale.


The Third Jihad Kerfuffle

The Third Jihad Kerfuffle

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A second look at the controversial documentary.


Thanksgiving: Making Americans

Thanksgiving: Making Americans

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Growing up, raising kids to be good Jews went hand-in-hand with raising them to be good Americans.


9/11: Launching the War of Ideas

9/11: Launching the War of Ideas

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Radical Islam could be weakened by deploying the moral force of liberal democracy and equality.


David Beckham's Baby Girl

David Beckham's Baby Girl

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The Beckhams gave birth to their fourth child. Are they bad role models?


A Ban on Circumcision?

A Ban on Circumcision?

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The San Francisco initiative is an assault on Jewish religious liberty.


Itamar Massacre

Itamar Massacre

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What sort of human being deliberately butchers a sleeping baby?


Saving Soviet Jewry: A Retrospective

Saving Soviet Jewry: A Retrospective

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Book review of When They Come For Us, We'll Be Gone, by Gal Beckerman.


Egypt & the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt & the Muslim Brotherhood

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There should be no room at the table for the Muslim Brothers.


Tucson: Voices of Patience and Wisdom

Tucson: Voices of Patience and Wisdom

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When a tragedy like the one in Tucson strikes, most of us would do well to keep silence.


The Islamophobia Myth

The Islamophobia Myth

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For Jews and Muslims tension and hostility are the exception. America's exemplary tolerance is the rule.


Good without God

Good without God

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Reason alone is not enough to keep human beings humane.


The Undeniable Jewish State

The Undeniable Jewish State

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Recognizing Israel as the Jewish state is the critical litmus test.


U.S. - Israeli Ruckus

U.S. - Israeli Ruckus

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The fight is pointless. Israel has every right to build homes in its own capital.


Flight 253's Wake-Up Call

Flight 253's Wake-Up Call

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Tell the Sept 10 people that the war against radical Islam is far from over.


Why are Americans so Pro-Israel?

Why are Americans so Pro-Israel?

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Four reasons that put Americans sharply at odds with the rest of the world.


1984 + 60

1984 + 60

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Orwell's warning is more urgent than ever.


The Triumph of Chanukah

The Triumph of Chanukah

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Chanukah was established to commemorate the very opposite of cultural assimilation.


Can Intellect Replace Morality?

Can Intellect Replace Morality?

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Intelligence is no guarantee of goodness.


The Silence of God

The Silence of God

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"Where was God in those days?" asked the pope. Here's a possible answer.


A Factory for Death

A Factory for Death

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What was the worst thing about Auschwitz?


Man of Science, Man of Faith

Man of Science, Man of Faith

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Religious inquiry and scientific investigation can complement each other.


Diplomats of Uncommon Courage

Diplomats of Uncommon Courage

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Diplomacy played a shameful role in paving the way for the Holocaust. But there were a few diplomats who displayed extraordinary moral courage.


A Timeless Argument about Creation

A Timeless Argument about Creation

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Eighty years ago, the thought controllers wanted no Darwin; today's thought controllers want only Darwin.


Hezbollah Wins

Hezbollah Wins

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Israel is still paying for its defeat.


The Fitna Controversy

The Fitna Controversy

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Facing the truth about jihadist violence.


How Arafat's Gunmen Suppress the News

How Arafat's Gunmen Suppress the News

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Suppressing news by threatening reporters with violence or death is one of the dirty little secrets of Middle East journalism.


Hooked on a Cruel Sport

Hooked on a Cruel Sport

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Finding gratification in the suffering of another isn't sport. It's sadism.


Is Israel a Jewish State?

Is Israel a Jewish State?

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The key to Arab-Israeli peace is to compel the Arab world to abandon its dream of liquidating Israel.


Truth and the Armenian Genocide

Truth and the Armenian Genocide

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Genocide denial must be intolerable, above all to those for whom "never again" is a sacred principle.


Avoiding the M-Word

Avoiding the M-Word

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Denial is a luxury we cannot afford.


Six Days To Remember – Accurately

Six Days To Remember – Accurately

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Don't believe the latest in revisionist history.


Indict Ahmadinejad

Indict Ahmadinejad

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Iran's intentions are nakedly, malignantly clear. What is not clear at all is what the civilized world will do about it


Conversations with the Enemy

Conversations with the Enemy

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Iran and Syria are as much our enemies today as the Nazi Reich was our enemy in an earlier era.


The Missing Muslim Outcry

The Missing Muslim Outcry

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The real insult to Islam is the violence, terror, and bloodshed that Islamist fanatics unleash in the name of their religion


Loving Your New Brother

Loving Your New Brother

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After an international adoption process that dragged on for nearly two years, the day Micah finally came home was one of the happiest our family has known.