This summer, London imposed sanctions on dozens of individuals involved in human-rights abuses—marking its first such step since it left the European Union and gained the ability to do so independent of Brussels. Behnam Ben Taleblu urges the British government not to overlook the Islamic Republic in crafting its new trade policies:
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At the time of Columbia University’s founding in 1784, notes Meir Soloviechik, the leader of the local synagogue, Gershom Mendes Seixas, was made a member of its board of regents. A Jewish student even gave a commencement address, composed by Seixas, in Hebrew. In the 20th century, Columbia attracted numerous Jews with the relaxation of quotas, and was the first secular university to create a chair in Jewish history. Barnard College, Columbia’s all-women’s school, was itself founded by a Jewish woman, and today has a large number of Orthodox Jewish students.