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Russian Revolution and the Jews

It is the centennial of the Russian Revolution. The first stage, which lead to the Bolshevik Revolution later that year, started in  the capital city of St. Petersburg....

‘Hate Spaces,’ a film about intolerance on campus

Charles Jacobs, a Harvard PhD, will not tell me how old he is. His wife forbids it. He does say he was present at Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech...

Trump, anti-Semitism, the mainstream press

I am not one to usually dip into politics. Certainly this past election, more contentious than any other in my life, I would want to stay away from even more strongly....

Fact-checked journalism

They say we live in a post-factual age. I for one, and I don’t think I’m the only one, still cares deeply about facts. There are still many outlets for fact-based...

Letters from prison

We get a lot of unusual mail. Yes, hard copy mail. It still comes. Surely the most unusual mail is from prisoners. Intrinsically, prison compromises the right to...

Keyboard with a built-in printer

I have always loved movies about writing or writers, as well as about teachers. For the most part, these have been my two fields, so I hold an affectionate feeling for...

‘Akte Grüninger’

Thanks to the Denver Jewish Film Festival, I finally had the opportunity to see a movie that’s been on my list for some time. My former boss, Sacha Wigdorovits, a...

Are we free?

I have been asked to give a seminar on Musar of the Novorodock variety with an emphasis on the practical. That is, not the history or the personalities of this Jewish...

Audi: the car for the unhappy woman

In the Audi Super Bowl ad, a male voice in grave tones says: “What do I tell my daughter? “Do I tell that her grandpa is worth more than her grandma? “That her dad...

Where do I come from?

When my daughter Lauren was in kindergarten, the class took a trip to our local zoo to learn about animals. The children were treated to two beautiful, slightly unusual...