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Sherry

Sherry’s gotten an unfair rap. Thanks to its prominence among Miss Marple-type Agatha Christie characters, the Spanish fortified wine is associated with older English...

Second seder

I wasn’t raised with a second seder. I was raised in Jerusalem, where only one seder is celebrated. Your experiences in your formative years are what shape you. So to...

Serendipity

Back in 1997, before the internet was ubiquitous, the IJN received a letter from a woman in England seeking information about Leonard and Miriam Harris, son and daughter...

Prayer and Adam, of blessed memory

It gets harder and harder with each prayer project. As I get older, when disappointment and painful silence of unanswered prayers stares you in the face, you feel...

Reversal of fortunes

Everybody likes a good twist. If a story is predictable, we tend to roll our eyes or tune out. We want tension, mystery, uncertainty. I think that’s why everyone loves...

Why do Jews want thousands of haters?

Last week, the Jerusalem Post and other news agencies reported that in a Paris suburb, two Jewish brothers wearing kippot were attacked while driving their car by Middle...

A murderer isn’t a ‘feminist’

To say that I am appalled is an understatement. It’s this International Women’s Strike of March 8, 2017 that is now stirring the pot. It’s purported purpose was...

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One of the stories in last week’s L’Chaim© magazine was about a US Holocaust Memorial Museum project, “History Unfolded,” exploring how US media covered the...

A nation of immigrants — if they assimilate

I am writing this column in Japan, a country whose crime rate is the lowest among countries with large populations. I asked my Japanese translator, a middle-aged woman,...

Hamantaschen!

With Purim around the corner, sweet pastries and treats come to mind. When it came to Purim baking, my beloved Hungarian Bubbie took out all the stops. Slaving for...