Monday, October 14, 2019 -
Print Edition

Snapshot

The reading class

Urban, check. White, check. Female, check. Educated, check. When it comes to the characteristics of the “reading class,” I seem to fit the pattern. A recent Atlantic...

Perfection

Who said breaking records is a good thing? Or perfection, for that matter? Some years back, the Cleveland Browns finished their season with a 0-16 record. Used to being...

Cherishing survivors

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION A PAGE 2 Fred Englard. Morton Tessler. Riva Weissbrot. Joe Weissbrot. Joe Schwartz. Sara Schwartz. Magda Rosenthal. These are just...

Is it good for the Jews?

For better or worse, the action of one individual Jew has the power to influence people’s perception of all Jews. There’s a kiddush Hashem, when G-d’s name is...

Blessed be the refugees

I consider myself relatively knowledgeable about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestinian history, but I had no idea until last week that Palestinian refugee...

Brexit limbo

It’s really sad watching a country that you love falling apart. From the first time I visited the UK I felt connected. I was drawn in by the British treatment of...

Islamophobia

Islamophobia is real. Former State Sen. John Andrews delivered troubling remarks during his opening address at the Western Conservative Summit in July. Ironically, in a...

Pills that keep on pumping

Sometime after I became a Swiss citizen I received a package in the mail from the Swiss federal government. Inside was a slim box of 12 pills. I was both confused and...

Imagining the past

I bet there’s crossover between people who like both mysteries and genealogy. Tracing one’s past contains an element of suspense: Whom did he marry? Where did she...

Negro Leagues

I’ve always liked the turn of phrase: “I’ve forgotten more about ]fill-in-the-blank] than you’ll ever know.” That can certainly be said about me, my father and...