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A treasure chest of family history

It all began in 2001 with my mother’s insatiable curiosity and desire to discover more about her background and family.  I had heard stories since I was a young girl...

People don’t exist anymore

Have you noticed? “People” don’t exist anymore. I do not recall a single instance in which President Obama referred to “people.” He always preferred...

Requirement to pray: tolerance of bloodshed

And so the legend in Jewish tradition goes: There were two brothers who together worked the earth on a piece of land they had inherited from their father. The brothers...

Checked-out

Many people would agree that the best thing about vacation is that for a period of time one can “check out.” For someone working in the news business it’s crucial,...

Whoever dies with the most fonts wins

“Whoever dies with the most fonts wins.” This adorned a poster by a former IJN graphics designer. I was  reminded of this when I heard a recent pitch on the radio...

The Jewish group that demonizes Jews

The issue the organized Jewish world has struggled most with in recent years is how to keep communal peace at a time when the debate over Israel has become increasingly...

The modern day foxes

In these days leading up to Tisha b’Av (Aug. 1), the Temple Mount issue is really coming to a head. Under the cover of “holiness” and of “worship” at a place...

Atheists? No, ignoramuses

“Hadata” “hadata” “hadata.” It seems this is the hot topic in Israel these past couple of weeks. It means “religionization.” It doesn’t refer to...

Mosul’s anguish — and our own

I recoil. And I am not even there. Mosul, finally liberated. ISIS, finally robbed of virtually all of its territory. ISIS’ caliphate, dead. “Islamic State in...

Type-in

Earlier this year, the Denver Post ran an article about a “type-in” in Albuquerque. Part of a national movement, type-ins bring together typewriter enthusiasts and...