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Another Hamas-Israel war is inevitable

Not a single cause of the recent war between Hamas and Israel has been removed, or is even planned to be removed. Without radical change in Gaza, another Hamas-Israel...

Stories of our lives

My father passed away almost three years ago — just a few months shy of his 100th birthday. As goal-oriented as he was, I am certain it bothered him that […]

Kenny and Bibi

In the iconic words of Kenny Rogers, “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.” Benjamin Netanyahu would have done well to heed the country...

President Biden, please, I humbly ask you

I am really disappointed to learn that the Biden administration’s State Dept. has instituted a name change for the Abraham Accords. President Biden refuses to refer to...

Phalanxes of historians

Bans on inciting violence or on expressing denial of past violent events — sound like good policy, right? But with both of these, Facebook and Twitter have gotten...

A lonely creation

G-d is one. As a representation of G-d, the number 1 is unique, but there is a human corollary of G-d’s oneness: aloneness. When I am alone in prayer, Iam […]

Guard the blessing

The land of Israel is burning. Not just figuratively. But, literally. Forest fires seem to be lighting up across the country. From Tzur Hadassah to Ma’ale Hachamisha,...

Don’t think

One cause of the corruption of our political discourse is the routinization of words or phrases that pass for reality but mask a malady: the absence of thought. Three...

Choosing a DNA test

Hopefully you have read DNA part 1, in which I talked about why to take a test, and ethnic estimates. Let’s start here with some other fundamentals. We are the...

Free-loader vs. fee-payer

When spring comes, I start temperature watching. You see, I’m a fair-weather cyclist. During the warm months I try to cycle to work as much as I can. It’s good...