Rabbi Spero is a theologian and a political and social commentator. He is author of "Push Back: Reclaiming Our American Judeo-Christian Spirit."

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April 22, 2019, 4:16 PM EDT
President Donald J.Trump (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
April 16, 2019, 2:34 PM EDT
9/11 attacks (left) (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) President Donald J. Trump (right) (Screenshot)
February 19, 2019, 2:17 PM EST
On a conference call to faith leaders last week, President Trump spoke of “recent events that have taken place that have shocked the conscience of the nation.” He was speaking about the New York State Legislature’s newly passed, open-ended abortion law, as well as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s calm endorsement of partial birth abortion. As he did during the State of the Union speech, Mr. Trump expressed to us his utter dismay at seeing legislators applaud and celebrate a procedure allowing abortion up until the very moment of birth.
February 6, 2019, 10:35 AM EST
Last night’s State of the Union Address by President Trump will go down as one of the most historic, unifying, and visionary peacetime addresses to the nation. It was delivered with passion, precision, and expressed with heart, making us feel the country will be safe and will move forward under President Trump’s dynamic leadership.
January 10, 2019, 10:56 AM EST
President Trump’s proposal to build a protective wall on our southern border is part of a longstanding American legislative project.  It will protect the American people from unwanted gang members, murderers, drug dealers, sex traffickers, and jihadists exploiting our open border to gain entry into our country.  As already demonstrated, too many of our citizens have been serious victims of Congress’s irresponsibility to follow through on funding the wall.  Thus, building the wall is the moral thing to do.
January 3, 2019, 9:53 AM EST
Within some religious communities, as well as outside houses of worship, a question often being asked is: How can we turn away people from our borders in light of the Bible’s statement “Thou shall not afflict the Stranger”? Former President Obama, in concert with many liberal leaders, are in speeches across the country quoting this very passage to justify a lax, almost open-borders policy. The truth is that the Bible is speaking of individual sojourners and not thousands marching at one time, whose sheer numbers and concentration could immediately harm society. 
December 12, 2018, 3:41 PM EST
In her caustic remarks after meeting with President Trump, Nancy Pelosi tried degrading the President’s insistence on building a wall by calling it “a manhood thing – as if manhood can be associated with him.” 
December 5, 2018, 2:34 PM EST
Many think of Hanukkah as a fight for religious freedom. While religious freedom was at stake, it was part of a broader battle on behalf of the concept of national identity. The Maccabees, local Judeans who spearheaded the revolt against the overpowering northern Syrian Greeks, and who inspired the grass-roots, did so for the overarching cause of retaining Judea’s identity and Jewish character, which was under assault by those trying to denude Judea of its distinctiveness.
November 29, 2018, 10:17 AM EST
On Tuesday, during an interview with The Washington Post, President Trump declared, “We wish to remain in the Middle East region for our interests and for Israel.” 
November 27, 2018, 3:08 PM EST
It is a sign of ignorance and imbalance to compare and equate the plight of the Jews of the Holocaust with those who have joined the caravan to forcibly enter the U.S.
November 19, 2018, 4:00 PM EST
When in France last week with other leaders to commemorate a century since the close of World War I, President Trump was treated crudely by Emanuel Macron, The French president. Macron, in front of the entire assembly of leaders, derided President Trump’s policy of nationalism. The purpose, it seemed, was to castigate Mr. Trump before the world. Good manners would dictate not to embarrass a guest while he is in your house, especially when the guest cannot respond and must sit there and take it. Aside from the arrogant Frenchness of it all, Macron was able to be provocative because he knew that he had a globalist, left-wing cheering squad back in the United States who relished Macron’s put-down of President Trump and the concept of nationalism. Domestically, here in the U.S., there are hundreds of trans-nationalist elitists who are against placing America first, against a policy and president prioritizing the needs of American workers, our self-defense, and our military over other countries’.
November 8, 2018, 3:28 PM EST
During President Trump’s recent press conference, a few reporters implied that the President’s identification with American nationalism was an endorsement of white supremacy. This assertion is either a deliberate attempt to taint the President or extremely misguided.
September 27, 2018, 3:21 PM EDT
Chuck Schumer, the Democrats, and their spokespeople in the Senate seem to be spooking-out certain Republicans with a threat that if Republicans vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh they will lose the support of women in their constituency. 
July 3, 2018, 4:32 PM EDT
There is a never-ending blitzkrieg from the media to topple President Trump. Based on what we’ve observed during the last two years, there’s no doubt that the “Separation of Families” barrage that began a couple of weeks ago was an effort orchestrated by the media. It brought together the Four Horsemen for a Trump Apocalypse: the Democrat Party; the Deep State; the Never-Trumpers; and leftwing organizations, especially those purporting to speak in the name of religion.
June 7, 2018, 2:46 PM EDT
Once a lofty concept, the term social justice has been hijacked and exploited by the political left to radically transform America and bully Americans into forfeiting many basic rights in deference to the left’s agenda. Intoning social justice has proven to be a sure-proof formula for silencing average Americans, thereby providing the left with endless societal victories. After all, who wants to be accused of standing in the way of social justice?
May 16, 2018, 9:44 AM EDT
The nomination of Gina Haspel by President Trump to become CIA Director has revived the debate over the activity of water boarding, known as enhanced interrogation. What are some of the commonsense guidelines available to those who wish to do things according to a moral code, but value the lives of our children more than virtue signaling or our reputation within left-wing European salons? 
May 10, 2018, 10:06 AM EDT
In a few moments ancient prophecies will be fulfilled and veritable truths realized when the United States moves its embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. It will also be a day when we will remember the strength and courage of the man who made it happen: President Donald Trump. 
September 29, 2017, 11:43 AM EDT
Many were elated and approved President Trump’s July speech in Warsaw, Poland acknowledging the central role western civilization plays in defining who we are and what we believe. Our freedom and survival depend on defending it, he said. Beyond that, he celebrated western civilization as something extraordinary: “What we’ve inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before.”
May 23, 2017, 4:35 PM EDT
Mr. Trump has made trailblazing and unprecedented gestures before the entire world demonstrating an unequivocal bond and affection for the Jewish people and for the Jewish State.
March 31, 2017, 11:46 AM EDT
Transnationalism and fierce multiculturalism warrant alarm.