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Quarantines, physical and emotional

The conditions for quarantine are clearly set forth in the Torah, but what is supposed to happen if one is in a state of quarantine? On this, the Torah is more or less...

What is the Torah?

I discovered that even when I could not grasp the meaning in the Torah, even on the simplest level, the Torah could envelop me. Could elevate me. Could connect me.

If laughter is the best medicine…

If laughter is the best medicine . . . then I am the finest doctor. OK, not really, but at least I know where to turn for the best medical textbook: The 776 Stupidest...

Who are the people of faith?

Who are the people of faith? A reflection on shmita.

Everyone’s priesthood

Perhaps the most universal wellspring in the Torah — the teaching that grips all good people ever since the time of Aaron the High Priest — is the priesthood,...

Does it really matter?

We had a story from JTA last week which addressed a controversy: whether a male should be the rabbi-in-residence of a woman’s magazine, Women’s Day. Opponents were...

Don’t speak to me

“Activists” — don’t you just love that term for haters? — pronounced last week in Manhattan, “We don’t want no two state, we want all of it . . . Israel...

Top 10 signs you were at a GOP — or Democratic — seder

Top 10 signs you were at a GOP seder; top 10 signs you were at a Democratic seder.

Dayyenu is enough — really?

PASSOVER EDITION 5782 SECTION A PAGE 4 This ode to Passover was first published in the IJN in 1982 and has occupied this space before Passover many years since. ONE...

Zelensky is right on the Holocaust

I am cutting Zelensky slack for his invocation of the Holocaust in his speech to the Knesset, but for a very different reason than others.