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48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #9

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #9, “Joy” Rabbi Isaac Orlansky (1898-c.1992)...

Lose-lose

“Netiv Ha’avot,” the Path of The Forefathers. Until this past week, it was a neighborhood of about 15 homes and families in Gush Etzion, Israel. Two days ago the...

Multi-tasking

They say that men are not great multi-taskers. I have experienced this firsthand in various jobs, although a friend just told me that whether this is innate or learned...

Bill of Rights

I am not a gun person. I’ve never handled a gun, nor do I want to. But when I see calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment I am very concerned. A detail often lost...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #8

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #8, “Humility” You ask for my opinion?...

Reeducation camps — Jewish ones

According to some young American Jews, it’s time to start telling kids the truth about Israel. Upset about what they consider to be a steady diet of pro-Israel...

Kites, repurposed for destruction

Aren’t kites a childhood pastime you play and enjoy on a perfect summer day? Aren’t kites for watching patterned colorful fabrics of parallelograms or quadrilaterals...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #7

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #7, “Fear” In the room in which Rabbi Joseph...

The beginning of summer

The essence of this past Memorial Day weekend was to remember and honor our brave military, without whom we Americans wouldn’t have the beautiful free and protected...

Maybe, not missing the opportunity?

Can the Palestinians finally not miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity? That paraphrase of Abba Eban’s famous quote provides the key question to ask about the...