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Should we topple Confederate statues (or Auschwitz)?

Confederate statues should be toppled, many say; and many have been toppled. The statues represent hate and glorify racism, the argument goes; and who wants to be...

Stark, simple, incandescent

A Lonely Creation G-d’s oneness is not a unity of pieces. It is unique, absolute; there is no human analogy to G-d’s oneness. Only G-d is absolutely one. And yet,...

Blurred terms bar solutions

Is it really so difficult to state two obvious truths? One, the relationship between many if not most African Americans and the police is fraught with distrust and deep...

At the precise moment

Historians have long observed that it was no accident that the first time an entire people apprehended the one G-d was in the the desert, where nothing moves, nothing...

His mattress matters!

The coronavirus has been such an enormous, life-changing event. Together with much of the planet, we’ve been on lockdown, in quarantine. For so many if not most...

It’s not normal

It’s as if I’m at the baseball park and wonder where I am. It’s not that I’m losing my mind. I know I’m at the baseball park — but why am I here when I want...

A life of contradictions

I have never seen so much pain, nor had so much gratitude. I have never experienced so much quiet, yet been so aware of the news. I have never had so much kindness from...

Be careful what you pray for

All of my prayers have been answered. I was not careful what I prayed for. I prayed that we return to the pre-9/11 days when there were no security lines. My prayer has...

COVID-19 ethics — fighting the last war

Last week a group of distinguished physicians wrote a letter to the IJN noting with satisfaction that all of the heinous distinctions that the Nazis imposed during the...

Mordechai

“Mordechai.” When I came into my wife’s family decades ago, I met not only my in-laws but their relatives and friends, fascinating people, all of Hungarian stock...