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Season of joy

G-d is a Colorado fan. How do I know? Shortly after Passover concluded on April 7, 2018, the Avalanche — in a do or die game — proceeded to the NHL playoffs. Fast...

Mass hysteria

In 1983, there was a mass fainting epidemic in schools in the West Bank. Palestinian leadership accused Israel of poisoning the mostly teenage school girls. Israel...

Disinformation

Once upon a time propaganda was not a bad word. It simply meant the dissemination of information in favor of a given cause. To us now it sounds Orwellian, but...

Domestic suspense

There’s a new genre of thriller that has emerged in the past seven or so years, and it’s absolutely hooked me. I don’t know what the literary powers that be have...

Jewish history’s port of call

ROSH HASHANAH 5779 SECTION A PAGE 2 Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to visit the Western History Center at Case Western University in Cleveland. Sean Martin,...

Chappaquiddick

Alleged crimes. Alleged lies. Cover ups. Pay offs. No, I’m not talking about President Donald Trump, but Senator Ted Kennedy. The story told in “Chappaquiddick”...

Betsy Ray meets librarian Miss Sparrow. Illustration by Lois Lenski from Betsy-Tacy Go Downtown (via The Besty-Tacy Encyclopedia)

Kanopy

In my favorite childhood book series, “Betsy-Tacy,” the protagonist’s world widens, both geographically and metaphorically, when she’s old enough to go downtown...

Benefit of the doubt

Upon visiting Mount Rushmore in 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said: “I think that we can perhaps meditate a little on those Americans 10,000 years from...

Casualties

Massacre or battle? It depends who’s telling the story. While in South Dakota last week, I visited a history exhibition at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge...

Kneeling

It looks like we’re in for another NFL season surrounded by the “kneeling” controversy. The NFL thought it had devised a solution: players who want to stand for...