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Flipping out

While many people I know are all too excited to be the proud owners of an upgraded form of technology that boasts the latest and the greatest, I was indifferent. More...

Fools prophesy — Iran is no exception

Never more apt than the first week of January is the Talmud’s view that only fools prophesy after the destruction of the Second Temple some 2,000 years ago. For during...

Defining ‘occupied’ and the semantic battle

In a demonstration of how completely at odds his views are from those of the foreign policy establishment, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the...

Jewish penicillin

Brrr . . . it’s cold out there! We’re experiencing a cold snap here back East. While I am usually pleased with my first floor apartment across from Central Park,...

Spicy!

Forget about produce-driven or farm-to-table; here’s a new approach — spice-based. It seems like every culture has its unique spice mix, from Indian Garam Masala to...

Tax incentive or tzedakah incentive?

Few people will really know how the new tax bill will affect their charitable deductions until they prepare this year’s taxes and figure out their deductions, if any....

Memory lane

In my grandmother’s home there was a wall of family photos. Most of these were black and white shots of ancestors long ago; many were elegantly and ornately framed. It...

How Trump and Abbas prove liberals clueless

Earlier this month, more than 10,000 Israelis turned out for demonstrations in Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Their purpose was to draw attention to...

Herod . . . Trump . . .  Trumpeldor

As a gesture of gratitude to Trump being the first US president to acknowledge the reality of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israel Katz, Israel’s minister of...

Politicized library?

I’m a big reader and the library is a regular part of my week. In the past year, I’ve noticed a trend at the branch I frequent, Ross-Cherry Creek. Signs about...