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Why removing a cross would be bad for Jews

In the view of some ardent defenders of the separation between religion and state, there was no doubt that a war memorial in the form of a 40-foot-tall cross should not...

Bike to Work Day

If you noticed a lot more Lycra on the roads last Wednesday, there was a reason: June 26 was Bike to Work Day. As a regular cyclist (in the summer at least), I’ve...

Who gets to define a hate group?

How do we prevent “hate” from becoming a badge of honor? By defeating all haters and hate groups, I would hope. Unfortunately, the matter is not so simple. The fight...

Happy birthday America

It was 1984. I was just a little girl visiting my grandmother in Denver, from Israel. We went to one of my great aunt’s for a July 4th barbecue. Of course, I had never...

Garbage Police

If Weird Al Yankovic were to choose Radiohead’s “Karma Police” for one of his absurdist spoofs, the title could be “Garbage Police.” But the joke would be on...

Silences speak loudly, words echo softly

So I have been told: Rabbi Gershon Liebman (1905-1997) went through Nazi slave labor camps and the concentration camps not only with his body intact, but with his...

Know when to hold ‘em, fold ‘em

I arrived in Tucson in the sweltering heat in the summer of 1976 with the intent of visiting my Aunt Gen for a few weeks and enhancing my already freckled tan. But what...

Summer reading

Summer is all about light beach reads, but there are two non-fiction books I recently read that are an ideal compendium to fluffier material. Babel is ideal for...

Yes, AOC, you invoked ‘extermination’

Here’s a good rule of thumb for Congress: Unless it’s an actual genocide, don’t ever compare anything to the Holocaust. Ever. The fate of the victims of the...

David Friedman and ‘annexation’

The New York Times got quite a scoop when, in an interview with its Jerusalem bureau chief David Halbfinger, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that he favored...