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Should there have been a 10th?

Public schools have a long tradition of being named after historical figures, some lesser known. Learn about nine schools named for incredible Jewish women — and one...

What happened to California?

I love Los Angeles, the palms, the weather, the beach, the friends, the kosher restaurants. I spent a year in college in Berkeley, living high in the Berkeley Hills,...

Ilhan Omar isn’t the only hypocrite on Armenia

Last week’s overwhelming vote by the House of Representatives in favor of a resolution condemning the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923...

Ta ta ta ta ta ta ta

One of the fun features of the New York subway system is that you still buy train tickets from a vending machine that returns coins. Not just any coins, but also golden...

Can ‘it’ happen here? It depends on what ‘it’ is

Nazi analogies are notoriously loose, which doesn’t mean things in the US haven’t changed If “it” is the transformation of American society into a racist state...

Would you close down the Challah Bake, Mr. Rivlin?

There is a “Great Big Challah Bake” next Thursday. It’s very popular. It’s lovely. It’s about Shabbat. It’s about bringing diverse elements of the community...

Women for Israel

“A nation that forgets its past has no future.” That’s the mantra that Siggy Flicker lives by. The matchmaker-turned-reality-TV-celebrity was the guest speaker at...

Wes Anderson meets Agatha Christie in ‘Knives Out’

If Denver film festival’s opening night movie is anything to go by, area cinephiles are in for plenty of treats during the next 10 days. “Knives Out” is a Wes...

Nuts

Many have the custom not to eat nuts on Rosh Hashanah. The source is that nuts can cause a dry, scratchy throat, and the rabbis wanted to avoid the possibility of...

Long-term future of the Jewish people

Cliff Savren penned an essay in the Columbus Jewish News whose title appears in the headline of this column. Savren opened: “A headline this month in the Jerusalem...