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Charoset: Passover’s ‘everydish’

It’s funny how the moment Purim reaches its conclusion, the switch to Pesach is immediate. Plans shift into high gear. Nonetheless, it’s probably too early to start...

Those goofy, photoshopped window cleaners

When I saw a photo circulating of a tall building with “window cleaners” in the form of superheroes hanging down, my interest was piqued. The caption described...

The 50-bullet lifetime quota

I’d rather be writing about the breathtaking Olympics or about baking scrumptious hamantaschan for Purim next week. Honestly, what do I have to add to the chorus of...

Maybe it takes some ego and hubris

I feel a mix of many emotions about the news coming from Israel that the police will recommend that Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu be indicted. With the...

The ‘Nazi’ Rorschach test

Is it just me, or has the use, or rather misuse, of the word “Nazi” and Nazi implications, or tampering in other ways with memory of the Holocaust, gone off the...

Thank you, Mr. Vice President!

Sheesh. I just don’t get it. Vice President Pence arrives in Jerusalem, and makes a groundbreaking speech at the Israeli parliament, the Knesset. He acknowledges that...

The Eichmann exhibit

About a month ago I was at a Shabbat meal at which a museum exhibit about the capture of Adolf Eichmann in 1961 came up. My interest was piqued. But alas, the final day...

Flipping out

While many people I know are all too excited to be the proud owners of an upgraded form of technology that boasts the latest and the greatest, I was indifferent. More...

Jewish penicillin

Brrr . . . it’s cold out there! We’re experiencing a cold snap here back East. While I am usually pleased with my first floor apartment across from Central Park,...

Herod . . . Trump . . .  Trumpeldor

As a gesture of gratitude to Trump being the first US president to acknowledge the reality of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israel Katz, Israel’s minister of...