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Anti-Semitism, in the guise of animal rights, once again rearing its head

There’s nothing new about the moves in European countries to limit religious freedom by banning ritual slaughter. We’ve covered it before, and unfortunately, the...

Your favorite Jewish movie scene

Moment magazine’s summer edition has the perfect feature for Jewish cinephiles: “Favorite Jewish movie scenes of all time.” It’s such an immense topic that...

The destruction of the First Temple, depicted by Francesco Hayez. (Wikipedia)

Tisha b’Av: Tracing tragedy, part two

Several years ago, in a post entitled “Tracing tragedy,” we explored the claim that national Jewish tragedies take place on Tisha b’Av, the Fast of Av, or within...

Rabbi David Lau, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, speaking in Berlin, Germany in 2013. (Sean Gallup/Getty)

Israel: Jewish but not religious?

Israel is and must continue to be a Jewish state, but does that mean it must be a religious state? We pose this question because Israel’s religious bodies, and how...

A Jewish bride prays at the gravesite of the Matriarch Sarah, in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. (Wikipedia)

Try as they might, UNESCO can’t change history

This isn’t the first time the Palestinians (and their brothers the Jordanians) through the vehicle of UNESCO, have tried to rebrand — wholesale — Jewish sites as...

How to eat in this heat

When it gets this hot out — let’s say 90º+ — what do you do about meals? There are a few issues: 1. Heat generated from cooking and especially baking; 2. Warm...

Summer reading: The Awkward Age

How much should parents sacrifice for their kids — and vice versa — is the primary theme of Francesca Segal’s newest book, The Awkward Age (Penguin/Random House),...

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Hyperbole watch

Hyperbole is a natural bedfellow of politics, which makes liberal use of rhetorical devices. Exaggeration is effective. It stimulates emotional responses, again,...

Walk for Israel this Sunday

It’s that time of year again! Get out your sneakers, sunglasses and water bottles — this Sunday is Walk for Israel! We love this communal moment, all of us walking...

The survivors' Holocaust memorial situated on the grounds of Hillel Academy.

The proliferation of Holocaust memorial events

Once upon a time there was one communal Holocaust commemoration event in Denver. It was founded and led by the amazing survivors who lived locally. It was the same group...