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Sounds of the shofar

The sound of the shofar is like white light, which, when passed through a prism, is refracted into infinite shades of color. We, the Jews hearing the shofar, are like...

Teshuvah that lasts

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778SECTION A PAGE 4 Needed: A New Paradigm I have yet to meet my first person who says that by the time Chanukah or Passover rolls around, all...

Living on the edge

If you have been to the summit of Mount Evans, words are not needed. If you have not been, words won’t help. Ever since I was a child, Mt. Evans has exercised an...

Nothing

Was he crazy or just frustrated for being the lowest one on the academic totem pole? He was my son’s freshman writing instructor and assigned a topic for a weekly...

People don’t exist anymore

Have you noticed? “People” don’t exist anymore. I do not recall a single instance in which President Obama referred to “people.” He always preferred...

Whoever dies with the most fonts wins

“Whoever dies with the most fonts wins.” This adorned a poster by a former IJN graphics designer. I was  reminded of this when I heard a recent pitch on the radio...

Mosul’s anguish — and our own

I recoil. And I am not even there. Mosul, finally liberated. ISIS, finally robbed of virtually all of its territory. ISIS’ caliphate, dead. “Islamic State in...

The intergenerational Bar Mitzvah

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are intergenerational, something I grasped but obliquely at my own Bar Mitzvah. My Bar Mitzvah was about me. I was the one who worked hard, who...

No more ‘greatest generation’ — why?

No “boots on the ground.” This is the assumption behind all American political, diplomatic and military policy. Why? Of course, there are American boots on the...

What is happening to our country?

What is happening to our country? Something much larger than a radical polarization  between left and right. Nazi analogies inevitably fail not only because, contra...