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Requirement to pray: tolerance of bloodshed

And so the legend in Jewish tradition goes: There were two brothers who together worked the earth on a piece of land they had inherited from their father. The brothers...

The modern day foxes

In these days leading up to Tisha b’Av (Aug. 1), the Temple Mount issue is really coming to a head. Under the cover of “holiness” and of “worship” at a place...

Atheists? No, ignoramuses

“Hadata” “hadata” “hadata.” It seems this is the hot topic in Israel these past couple of weeks. It means “religionization.” It doesn’t refer to...

No pediatric oncology unit in Jerusalem

While heated — echo chamber I might add — discussions are still taking place about where and how to pray at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the painful Hadassah...

Misleading headlines about the Kotel

When headlines started pouring in about Israel and Netanyahu rejecting the American Conservative and Reform communities by denying them a place to pray at the Kotel, I...

A fallen bird

For many years now I have made a concerted effort to be more punctual. I used to be terrible and I really worked on it. In my mind 10 or even 15 minutes was still within...

‘Wonder Woman,’ what the pull is

My taste in movies has always been very eclectic. I adore charming black and white vintage films. Well crafted war films. Foreign films. The rare sweet but not fluffy...

Hungarian melody

For Jewish Hungarian families, there is probably no more intense Holocaust remembrance time than Shavuos. It is unknown when exactly much of the Hungarian community was...

I canceled the Nesher

With all the Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrations taking place, I figure one more Jerusalem column can’t hurt. Here’s a little vignette to illustrate my...

Jerusalem-ness accompanies me

I missed being born in Jerusalem by one year. We moved there when I was a year old. My birthplace is Boston. But I always felt I was “of Jerusalem,” or, as one would...