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Dignity

I was a fish out of water. I came to the Novorodock kollel in Jerusalem in 1972 because I wanted to study musar, Jewish ethics. Little did I envision the culture shock....

America-Israel mutual defense treaty? A really bad idea

A mutual, US-Israel defense treaty? Counterproductive in theory and practice What could be wrong with an America-Israel mutual defense treaty?  The idea, formulated...

Is it good for the Jews?

For better or worse, the action of one individual Jew has the power to influence people’s perception of all Jews. There’s a kiddush Hashem, when G-d’s name is...

Time for unity

The jokes addressing the as-of-now stalemate result in Israeli elections are starting to roll in. Just an example, someone posted “I’m going to sleep. Wake me up...

Elections belie Israel’s ‘apartheid’ state

Anti-Israel — excuse me, pro-Palestinian — activists may find themselves in a bind following yesterday’s elections in Israel. One of the anti-Israel movement’s...

To everything there is a season

In October, 1965, Columbia Records released a hit song by the Byrds called “Turn, Turn, Turn.” But while my friends and I loved its beautiful harmony, I never...

Where have 18 years gone?

With all my Denver-ness and Israeli-ness, on 9/11 I’m a New Yorker. While all of us Americans stand shoulder to shoulder in memory of this terrible day of violent...

Guns: Positive signs from Walmart

The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact, as the Wall Street Journal puts it Walmart announced it would stop selling certain ammunition following the mass shooting...

Blessed be the refugees

I consider myself relatively knowledgeable about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestinian history, but I had no idea until last week that Palestinian refugee...

Another Gaza tragedy: Hamas’ expulsions

They are not formal expulsions. Hamas is not holding a gun to the middle class in Gaza and threatens its middle class Arabs to leave. But it comes down to the same....