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The anti-Semitism test

What’s going on in the British Labour Party is deeply disturbing. I lived in Britain for many years and feel a strong affinity to the country. It’s still my fantasy...

48 ways to acquire Torah: Way #1

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” For the next 48 weeks, I shall address each of these ways. This...

For all these . . .

Celebrating Israel’s 70th from afar is, for me, indeed, bittersweet. Not too far off, I hope to be able to live the words of hashiveini v’ashuva el ha-aretz ha-tova,...

Right call?

Sometimes my decision not to join Facebook personally is vindicated. For example, when it’s revealed that tens of millions of Facebook users’ data was shared with an...

Just when you thought things in Syria could not get any worse

Mass population transfer The way Middle East expert Mordechai Kedar paints it, the last thing Israel has to worry about in Syria is a major Iranian military presence...

The futility of ‘never again’

On Wednesday evening, April 11, Jews in Israel and around the world marked the annual commemoration of Yom HaShoah, the day of remembrance of the Holocaust. It is a time...

Wrong call

Before you call me naïve for thinking that City Council would do the right thing and investigate Mayor Michael Hancock, let me explain. Over the past weeks I was in...

Two Passover takes: the Bible’s and the historian’s

Do we really know what happened when the ancient Israelites left Egypt? We don’t, and it’s a good thing we don’t, for if we did, we likely would not be here to...

If it’s too good to be true — sometimes it is

Sometimes you hear about someone only after he or she has left this world, and you so badly wish you had had the opportunity to meet them face to face in their lifetime....

A story of faith and hope

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION C PAGE 19 I was born and raised in northern New Jersey but haven’t lived there since 1976, when a college degree, combined with...