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48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #42

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #42, “Asking and Answering.” Ask others, ask...

Abbas’ popularity alters Israeli politics

It was a rough week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He saw his main opponents join forces. The Blue and White Party that resulted from this merger...

Direct democracy

Over the past few months I’ve been thinking about democracy. I don’t think I can condense my thoughts into one Snapshot, so this will be a short series. But I can...

Wall to wall

With a clean conscience, I was always able to believe, and say, that the rare act of violence by an Israeli Jew was condemned wall to wall across Israeli society; that...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #41

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #41, “Being at Peace in One’s Torah...

The continuing journey of parenting

The parenting journey is a long and arduous one that requires more physical stamina than Superman, more psychological expertise than Freud and the financial resources of...

Their golden miscalculation — and ours

In this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, we learn of the famous scandal and sin of the golden calf. Infamously, the Jewish people sinned with idol worship. Following...

Eat well for less

How well do you know your food? I’ve been watching a TV series called “Eat Well For Less.” In each episode, the presenters, one a MasterChef UK judge, the other a...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #40

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #40, “Guiding a person to peace.”...

No evidence for Israeli ‘racism’

It’s a familiar refrain. Critics of Israel aren’t content to merely bash the policies of the government of the Jewish state. As part of their indictment, they allege...