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Dr. Li Wenliang

Was there a pandemic this past year? The likes of which had not been seen in over a century? Tragically, did many Americans die? Was there a vaccine created, the fastest...

Silences

The ageless palimpsest of the Jewish people — the book of Genesis — leaves me with two new mysteries as I read through it week by week. At critical junctures in the...

Snow

Just as I was pressing the mesh filter of my French press this morning, compressing the steeping coffee granules from the hot water, I was thinking to myself . . . so...

America first

A few IJN readers raised some questions last week on our “Readers Speak” page. Did odd things happen during the Nov. 3 election? Were there unusual patterns? These...

Was there a Chanukah miracle?

“Oh yes, of course. Chanukah is eight days long. Because of the miracle. One day’s worth of oil burned for eight days.” This just trips off the tongue. But do we...

‘The Last Dance’

What are, uh, rainbow bagels? Is it true that the French start their workday at 10:30 a.m.? And was Scottie Pippen really the 2nd best NBA player — but only the 122nd...

A Chanukah amidst COVID

CHANUKAH 5781 SECTION E, PAGE 23 A COVID Chanukah. We find ourselves this year in a place that feels darker than usual. Due to the news of the high efficacy of a...

Shabbat at David May’s

Pardon me, because I’m certain I’m repeating myself, but some stories are worth re-telling. For anyone interested in local history, the story of Horace Tabor who...

Who murdered Van Gogh?

We all know about Vincent Van Gogh. Brilliant artist. Crazy. Cut off his own ear. Killed himself. Never sold a single painting in his lifetime, though now his paintings...

It’s for the birds

I’ve never been a bird watcher. Birding is a “thing” here in New York City, especially in my neck of the woods, as many bird watchers flock to the part of Central...