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Reflections

Best Practices for Living Life to the Fullest

It wasn’t more than a few days after my Dad died, just four months shy of his 100th birthday, that my brother and I began the formidable task of “going through...

Birthday thoughts

Today is my 65th birthday. It would also have been the 100th birthday of my father, who passed away on Sept. 18, 2018, erev Yom Kippur, just four months prior to his...

The ‘crystallization’ of leadership

What do Moses and Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Daniel Shechtman have in common? No, this isn’t a joke, although it’s a bit of brain teaser which a dear friend...

Is Israel obligated to fund anti-Zionist art?

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev may be about to get her wish. The Knesset has taken a first step toward passing the so-called “loyalty in culture” bill...

Sukkot: Living with uncertainty and joy

September in Tucson brings many things I love: cooler temperatures permitting long walks in Sabino Canyon, intermittent rains that drench my garden and the Jewish...

Incessant beauty . . . forever

The drive from Bozeman, Mont., to Yellowstone National Park is literally through Paradise — Paradise Valley, that is. The Absaroka Mountain Range rises nearly 6,000...

What does it mean to be Jewish?

Several years ago, I was asked to speak about being Jewish in America today to a large interfaith audience. It was extremely difficult to try to wrap my head around such...

A story of faith and hope

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION C PAGE 19 I was born and raised in northern New Jersey but haven’t lived there since 1976, when a college degree, combined with...

Israel provides medical assistance and dignity

Driving up the mountainous road to Mt. Bental, I feel the temperature drop and the wind pick up as we reach the 3,800-foot peak where an abandoned Israeli army outpost,...

The sounds of silence

One of the hallmarks of modern society is unrelenting noise. The persistent sounds of traffic, sirens, cell phones, television and unsolicited conversations are all part...