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Quarantine

Quarantine. It’s a word we associate with the Middle Ages. According to Wikipedia: “The word quarantine comes from a seventeenth-century Venetian variant of the...

What are we eating?

As the urgency and tensions regarding the coronavirus increase, aside from being terrified myself, it’s gotten me thinking about a few aspects of it. More than...

Grade: 80 out of 100

I finally saw Sam Mendes’ epic WW I movie, “1917.” The storytelling was masterful and intimate. This harrowing movie had me sitting at the edge of my seat, my...

Separation anxiety, for calves, from ice cream

I never really formally sat down to watch the Oscar awards before. Years ago, one of my roommates hosted an Oscars viewing party and I saw parts of it as I came in and...

The beauty (and taste) of Tu b’Shevat

Having grown up in an Israeli and Jewish environment, I never had to contend with informing teachers or professors about upcoming absences due to the Jewish calendar of...

I’ll take no bloodshed

I haven’t completed reading President Trump’s new peace plan, “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision To Improve The Lives of The Palestinian and The Israeli People.”...

Arbeit Macht Frei

Arbeit Macht Frei — those infamous, arched words, fashioned out of steel — that wrought iron gate at the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp, the largest...

Iranian protesters deserve better — from us

It’s a study in contradictions. The extremist progressive youth of the American University. And the extremist progressive youth of the Iranian university. Both groups...

From halva to ma’amoulim

When I was growing up in Jerusalem, Israel was practically a third world country. Since then, remarkably, Israel has leap frogged into today’s “Startup Nation.”...

Anti-Semitism that doesn’t fit the narrative

The recent and rapid escalation of anti-Semitic attacks unleashed in the New York metropolitan area is horrifying, almost reaching epidemic levels. It seems like every...