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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...

A judicial litmus test

Americans are more divided today than they have been at any time in living memory. The fault lines generally have to do with opinions about President Donald Trump and...

How we come back

At some point when I was in either high school, or possibly college, my mother clipped a newspaper column she gave me to read. At that point I was more Israeli than...

The Patriots

Independence Day may have come and gone, but there’s still time for favorite summer traditions, one of which is the beach read. Although lighter fare is usually the...