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What do we expect from a Jewish state?

When the sun rose over Israel the day after a new basic law officially designating it as the “nation-state of the Jewish people,” the country was no different from...

New York City fountain walk

Having had grandparents in Brooklyn, I had been coming to New York my whole life. But it was only as a newly minted New York City university student, with a first time...

Kneeling

It looks like we’re in for another NFL season surrounded by the “kneeling” controversy. The NFL thought it had devised a solution: players who want to stand for...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #13

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #13, “Deliberation” Deliberation — a...

Blindness . . . Dialogue in the Dark

One of the arcs of my one-week trip to Israel was the World Cup. By now we all know, France won. But on my final night in Jerusalem, as I emerged from the lobby of the...

Public pay, private profit

Disclaimer: I am not on Denver’s City Council, nor am I fluent in its budget proceedings. Over the years, I have traveled through many international airports, most of...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #12

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #12, “Exchanges with students” Show me a...

Corporate histories

Corporate history is a strange thing. I first discovered this when I visited the BMW museum in Munich. The exhibition included a curving staircase along which were...

Jerusalem of Gold

JERUSALEM — Hello from Jerusalem! I am thrilled to write to you once again a “View From Jerusalem,” the original byline of my column (a continuation of my...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #11

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #11, “Interaction with colleagues” It is...