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What’s changed in 40 years?

With the library still closed, my evenings continue to be filled with nostalgic childhood re-reads. As I finished the latest one, I said to myself: “This could never...

Blurred terms bar solutions

Is it really so difficult to state two obvious truths? One, the relationship between many if not most African Americans and the police is fraught with distrust and deep...

‘Because science’

“Because science” is possibly the most facile rejoinder I’ve heard repeated throughout this pandemic. The people who utter this phrase are under the false...

Jews of color: a debate rages

For those who follow it, Jewish demography has always been a contact sport. But when it comes to the question of how many “Jews of color” are there really in the US,...

What happened to the pandemic’s solidarity?

In a hurry, I was about to cross the street when the light turned red, stopping me. Now paused, I became more aware of my surroundings. I noticed I was shoulder to...

At the precise moment

Historians have long observed that it was no accident that the first time an entire people apprehended the one G-d was in the the desert, where nothing moves, nothing...

His mattress matters!

The coronavirus has been such an enormous, life-changing event. Together with much of the planet, we’ve been on lockdown, in quarantine. For so many if not most...

Powder keg

The fuse was ready to be lit. Months of lockdown; economic contraction; uncertainty about the future. As evidenced by earlier anti-lockdown protests and Capitol...

It’s not normal

It’s as if I’m at the baseball park and wonder where I am. It’s not that I’m losing my mind. I know I’m at the baseball park — but why am I here when I want...

Up close and personal no more

I have always been a “touchy-feely” kind of gal. And while I never gave it much thought before, I realize now that I am a chronic hugger, arm-linker and...