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Second seder

I wasn’t raised with a second seder. I was raised in Jerusalem, where only one seder is celebrated. Your experiences in your formative years are what shape you. So to...

Prayer and Adam, of blessed memory

It gets harder and harder with each prayer project. As I get older, when disappointment and painful silence of unanswered prayers stares you in the face, you feel...

A murderer isn’t a ‘feminist’

To say that I am appalled is an understatement. It’s this International Women’s Strike of March 8, 2017 that is now stirring the pot. It’s purported purpose was...

Hamantaschen!

With Purim around the corner, sweet pastries and treats come to mind. When it came to Purim baking, my beloved Hungarian Bubbie took out all the stops. Slaving for...

Trump, anti-Semitism, the mainstream press

I am not one to usually dip into politics. Certainly this past election, more contentious than any other in my life, I would want to stay away from even more strongly....

Keyboard with a built-in printer

I have always loved movies about writing or writers, as well as about teachers. For the most part, these have been my two fields, so I hold an affectionate feeling for...

Abortion

With the recent rekindling of the abortion discussion, I have surprised myself on the topic. Legally speaking, the pro-choice position is compatible with Jewish law, or...

Lessons from my grandmother

In this day and age, or rather “new age” of egocentric and insatiable navel gazing and blogging, where the conventional wisdom of the day are clichés and catch...

Foaming at the mouth

Today is a complex, if difficult and sad day, for Israel. Some in Israeli society are calling it a Black Day. At the other end of the spectrum, it is touted as a Victory...

Graveyard of our enemies

It started with the disturbing UN resolution that, by America’s calculated abstention, disgracefully allowed to pass. “Abstain.” It sounds harmless. But it was...