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Elul alchemy

I wasn’t ready for it. I opened Facebook and began reading a friend’s status that appeared on my screen: “As I do every Fall, I double checked the emergency box...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #16a

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #16, “Limited marital relations” Some...

Dear Mr. Lauder

This past Monday, The New York Times ran an opinion piece penned by the honorable Mr. Ronald Lauder, chairman of World Jewish Congress. Mr. Lauder is known for his...

Benefit of the doubt

Upon visiting Mount Rushmore in 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said: “I think that we can perhaps meditate a little on those Americans 10,000 years from...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #15b

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #15, “Limited Business” The list of 48 ways...

Honorary grandfather of Colorado sports

Looking back, like into the frame of a photo from long ago, I wish I had noticed what Jerry Mellman was like in the moments he was photographing sports players in...

Casualties

Massacre or battle? It depends who’s telling the story. While in South Dakota last week, I visited a history exhibition at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #15

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #15, “Mishnah” Mishnah has two connotations:...

Whither ADL?

When Jonathan Greenblatt replaced Abe Foxman as national director of the Anti-Defamation League in 2015, the shift from a career Jewish professional to a veteran...

‘Two’ heroines? No.

Ahed Tamimi, the teen Palestinian who beat up IDF soldiers (captured on camera) was released from Israeli prison after eight months of incarceration. She thrives on...