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48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #9

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #9, “Purity” The alert reader will notice...

Everyday anti-Israel hate at the UN

It was just another day at the office for UN officials. As it has done innumerable times in the last 50 years, on June 12, the General Assembly devoted an entire day of...

Give me your tired, your poor…

There was a song I used to sing a lot when I was little. Its melody was very beautiful, truly stirring, “shalach teshalach et ha-em, ha-banim tikach lach, lema’an...

Sewers

When I drive, I’m all about the “traffic sewers.” Wonder what those are? It’s a term I picked up from Jonathan Fertig, a cycling advocate on Twitter, who defines...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #9

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #9, “Joy” Rabbi Isaac Orlansky (1898-c.1992)...

Lose-lose

“Netiv Ha’avot,” the Path of The Forefathers. Until this past week, it was a neighborhood of about 15 homes and families in Gush Etzion, Israel. Two days ago the...

Multi-tasking

They say that men are not great multi-taskers. I have experienced this firsthand in various jobs, although a friend just told me that whether this is innate or learned...

Bill of Rights

I am not a gun person. I’ve never handled a gun, nor do I want to. But when I see calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment I am very concerned. A detail often lost...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #8

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #8, “Humility” You ask for my opinion?...

Reeducation camps — Jewish ones

According to some young American Jews, it’s time to start telling kids the truth about Israel. Upset about what they consider to be a steady diet of pro-Israel...