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How do you inherit your heritage? Ritual!
Jokes and borscht from my parents' Russia pale in comparison to the customs and practices of Judaism
The lost masterpiece
If women like Zelophehad's daughters had gone out to spy the land, they'd never have spoken negatively of it (Pinchas)
Harvey M. Lederman
The Jewish angle for this triathlete
If my motivation flags, I think of Maimonides and his scorn for those who don't exercise
It's Jew vs. Jew in NY local politics
With Trump in the White House, decency is not inevitable, unless each one of us is willing to fight for it
Roger M. Kaye
'I don't have time to talk to you'
Have Turkey's warm welcomes been warped by years of Erdogan’s calculated mix of hate and financial success?
Jessica Levine Kupferberg
On the 4th, from afar
You feel comfortable to me, America, because I stayed with you so long I can't be me without you
I was a draft-dodger
Where the South African army was an instrument of racism, the ultra-Orthodox have nothing to complain about
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Jul 25, 2018, 3:44 PM
This is a fix for the editorial headline
This is a fix for the editorial underline
Jul 8, 2018, 5:46 PM
Why I’m Not Studying Abroad
Studying abroad junior year of college has become a bit of a cliché. Hypothetically, it’s a great opportunity for young people to learn about another country and themselves. I genuinely think that everyone should study abroad if they can....
Jul 8, 2018, 4:27 PM
SHI Revisited: What We ALL Can Learn
Having recently attended the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) Community Leaders Program (CLP) for the seventh time, it seems to be time to draw some conclusions. Considering that the summer programs cater exclusively to a North-American population (mostly the U.S.),...
Allen S. Maller
Jul 8, 2018, 3:50 PM
Erdogan ignores Qur’an and purges more workers ahead of his swearing-in
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for 15 years, has now dismissed another 18,000 state workers, including soldiers, police and academics. A TV channel and another three newspapers have also been closed. Since the failed coup attempt two...
Jul 8, 2018, 3:49 PM
Pinchas: Secret Jews
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful, and we prefer the pleasures of illusion. -Aldous Huxley During my years in Uruguay, I met multiple people who had discovered, some quite recently, that they...
Jul 8, 2018, 3:25 PM
Israel is on fire
There were fields and fields of black. I was with a large group of 300 photographers on a trip to southern Israel to document the destruction caused by flaming kites and balloons. It seems the world doesn’t know, but for more...
Jul 8, 2018, 2:59 PM
Reflections From The 2018 ROI Summit
Throughout my professional journey in the past decade, moving from non-profits to Government, to private sector, from working with start-ups and entrepreneurs to large corporations, then back to “start-up land”, and above all – building my own business — I have...
Yehuda L. Oppenheimer
Jul 8, 2018, 2:56 PM
Is Roe v Wade really about abortions? The Supreme Court and the Three Weeks
By the time you read this essay, we will all know the name of President Trump’s second Supreme Court pick. One thing, however, we already know with absolute certainty. The person, whoever they will be, will be strenuously opposed...
Jul 8, 2018, 1:54 PM
Church on the Brink
PCUSA’s Parting Slander Against Jewish State
Jul 8, 2018, 12:42 PM
How I got over myself and become a true friend to Israel
I am a friend of Israel. I have been for a long time. And yet, it took these past two decades of experience and study to understand what that phrase truly means. In 1999, I was headed to Banias --...