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Who denied the Palestinians a state?

According to The New York Times, the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left Palestinian families seeing “no light at the end of the...

Swastika Acres

In Cherry Hills Village, a subdivision once called Swastika Acres is now Old Cherry Hills. It’s not surprising that there was near unanimity on the decision. In the...

Burned into Jewish memory

Even before I laid eyes on two particularly sorrowful yet mesmerizing photos of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral going up in smoke — AP’s Thibault Camus’ and...

Day of Fate

“Beware the Ides of March,” Shakespeare famously warned in “Julius Caesar.” The eponymous emperor was killed on that day, March 15, which in the Roman calendar...

Seder night, 1943

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 19 You can’t know right away by looking at the picture that it’s a seder in a ghetto. It could have been a group photo of family and...

Dayyenu is enough — really?

This ode to Passover was first published in the IJN in 1982 and has occupied this space before Passover many years since. ONE of the most popular parts of the Passover...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #48

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #48, “Cite the source of your words.”...

False narrative

For critics of the pro-Israel community and US President Donald Trump, it was the ultimate “gotcha” moment. After months of having to listen to Jews and friends of...

Playoffs

When I stepped into the Pepsi Center last week, I remembered an observation I made years ago: The best sporting event to see live is basketball. (Admittedly, my field is...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #47

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #47, “Being precise in one’s study.” Rabbi...