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The fateful encounter in the Jordan River

What would you do if you were taking a swim and suddenly a known criminal leapt in right next to you? He is not only a known thief, bandit and […]

Coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidence? Or is it that our minds are tuned into a topic so we notice overlaps? As a more rationalist-oriented thinker, I tend to the latter....

Tested: Nanny’s Apple Cake

Back at the end of June, “Short Takes” featured seven Jewish foodie TikTokers to follow. One of them was Jake Cohen, a former food journalist turned social media...

Incredible Arab courage

I’m grateful to the Israeli security personnel who captured the escaped terrorists, including arch terrorist Zakaria Zubeidi. But the story of their capture has an...

The other 20th anniversary: Durban

Israel became an apartheid state where Hitler became fashionable — not during WW II. But in our own time. 9/11 overshadowed Durban. That’s like saying Neil...

Walking into the Hall

When the future is looking uncertain at best, dismal at worst, it’s the right time to reflect on the glory days of the past. Colorado Rockies fans got to do […]

Mattis and MacMaster resigned from Trump, why not Austin and Milley from Biden?

Taking responsibility for disagreement, not to mention failure When President Trump, the commander-in-chief of all US military forces, announced his policy of American...

Anti-Semitism is horizontal

A common theme pervades the current formulations of anti-Semitism: • After the Holocaust, anti-Semitism did not die; it just went underground for a while. •...

The greatest drummer you’ve never heard of

I’m not sure how or when I first came across the story of Jim Gordon, but it’s been one of my “rabbit holes” ever since. His story, unlike others I’ve...

From whence came our ancestors?

I will not address the politics of immigration here, although there are intersections of Jewish immigration and politics. Instead, I’ll focus on our ancestors’...