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The fateful encounter in the Jordan River

What would you do if you were taking a swim and suddenly a known criminal leapt in right next to you? He is not only a known thief, bandit and […]

Coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidence? Or is it that our minds are tuned into a topic so we notice overlaps? As a more rationalist-oriented thinker, I tend to the latter....

Incredible Arab courage

I’m grateful to the Israeli security personnel who captured the escaped terrorists, including arch terrorist Zakaria Zubeidi. But the story of their capture has an...

Anti-Semitism is horizontal

A common theme pervades the current formulations of anti-Semitism: • After the Holocaust, anti-Semitism did not die; it just went underground for a while. •...

The greatest drummer you’ve never heard of

I’m not sure how or when I first came across the story of Jim Gordon, but it’s been one of my “rabbit holes” ever since. His story, unlike others I’ve...

From whence came our ancestors?

I will not address the politics of immigration here, although there are intersections of Jewish immigration and politics. Instead, I’ll focus on our ancestors’...

Shmita: relinquishing the sense of control

By the time you are reading this, shmita, the sabbatical year in Israel, or the seventh year (Shvi’it), will have already commenced and will be in its first week. When...

‘I can only deal with the hand I was dealt’

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5782 SECTION A PAGE 4 Never in my memory have the events of the day so tightly highlighted the theme of the High Holiday season: repentance....

Honey-vinegar

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5782 SECTION A PAGE 2 Adages, idioms and clichés are all part of the way we communicate, even if they aren’t all strictly true. Take “The...

A yen for a little zen

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5782 SECTION D PAGE 19 A new city for my husband and me. A new job for one of my children. A new year soon to begin […]