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Image design, Mollie Suss; photo, Shannon Sarna via JTA

Nostalgia . . . and looking forward

As I bit into a Kossar’s bialy for the first time in more than a decade, my teeth and jaw straining at the chew, I had to ask myself that uncomfortable question when...

The dog isn’t Palestinian

Why does the anti-Israel movement continue to dominate certain segments of society when no other issue has done so over the last decade? Even the marches following...

Racial profiling of Jews

The problem for those who continue to insist that the anti-Israeli movement is not anti-Semitic is that the anti-Israel movement, by and large, makes no effort to...

Something in the water

I was at Temple last week for the premiere of its documentary “Heritage, Harmony and Home,” produced for its momentous 150th anniversary.

Whose values?

Mine was one of the 180,000 letters that were written to President Biden last week to mark the 180th day since Oct. 7, the 180th day that innocent people continued to be...

End of an era?

The passing of Joe Lieberman highlights how fractious politics in our country has become. Could a truly centrist, largely non-partisan, non-sound-bytey politician like...

What’s the secret?

Many of us are familiar with the famous Mark Twain quote in which he marvels at the continued existence of the Jewish people, when so many other nations have ceased to...

Crazy pills

I’ve got my costume all figured out for Purim — Jacobim Mugatu from the classic early aughts movie “Zoolander.” There’s a line of his that since Oct. 7 has...

Lowest of the low — got lower

It is often a good thing in life to be humbled. And boy, have I been humbled. I wish it weren’t so. Not out of pride, but because my forced […]

Coffee’s on me

Reading continues to be my mental escape five months into the war that began Oct. 7. Amid a plethora of psychological thrillers, I’m re-reading many childhood...