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Happy birthday America

It was 1984. I was just a little girl visiting my grandmother in Denver, from Israel. We went to one of my great aunt’s for a July 4th barbecue. Of course, I had never...

Yes, AOC, you invoked ‘extermination’

Here’s a good rule of thumb for Congress: Unless it’s an actual genocide, don’t ever compare anything to the Holocaust. Ever. The fate of the victims of the...

For the love of wine

Wine drinking, one of life’s great simple pleasures. With each sip taken from a stemmed glass, the libation holds a layered history and mystery that led to the taste...

Blank stare. Nada. Zip.

At this point, I know to expect it. For years now, each erev Shavuot, on the eve of the holiday, I receive two joke phone calls from two good friends. We laugh as they...

Nature’s beautiful show

By the time you are reading this, the sun will be shining once again and spring will be back in the air, with the record snowfall of this past week but a distant memory....

Tlaib at best, incoherent; at worst, malevolent

When I was updating a pro-Israel academic about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s recent remarks, she just burst out laughing. She wasn’t even upset. Tlaib’s statement...

The national concierge desk

Reuma Eldar of The Voice of Israel radio has passed away. She truly was the voice of Israel. I was raised on her melodious voice. For early risers, her brother was...

They can’t break us

On the last days of Passover I did not access technology for 48 hours. I reconnected online with curiosity. Usually it’s silly things you missed in the interim. This...

Burned into Jewish memory

Even before I laid eyes on two particularly sorrowful yet mesmerizing photos of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral going up in smoke — AP’s Thibault Camus’ and...

Seder night, 1943

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 19 You can’t know right away by looking at the picture that it’s a seder in a ghetto. It could have been a group photo of family and...