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Dayyenu is enough — really?

This ode to Passover was first published in the IJN in 1982 and has occupied this space before Passover many years since. ONE of the most popular parts of the Passover...

Two minutes with President Trump

The so-called fake news media missed a really important step in the dismissal of Rex Tillerson and the hiring of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Actually, there was...

Passover — witchcraft — holes in walls — bygone era

On Passover, this most observed of all Jewish holidays, there is one practice that I’m prepared to go out on a limb and say, not one Jew in the world will put his mind...

A young black Christian voice for Israel

In the desert, you can only dream about the water before you come to the oasis. If Israel is the oasis, at a distance it is a mirage. That’s the problem with the image...

Joe Silver is Better than Gold

I know I am unlike no one in saying that Joe Silver is unlike anyone you have ever met. If you have not met Joe Silver, avail yourself of the opportunity, as the word...

‘The Post’

I felt like somebody handed me one of those old toy trains, or a vintage 1957 Chevrolet, or a pair of bell bottoms from the 1970s. Forget the story line. I was...

Saline and slavery

Strategic Medical Reserve Can you imagine this kind of world? Your doctor prescribes an antibiotic. You go to the pharmacy. The antibiotic is unavailable. Or this: You...

Fools prophesy — Iran is no exception

Never more apt than the first week of January is the Talmud’s view that only fools prophesy after the destruction of the Second Temple some 2,000 years ago. For during...

Tax incentive or tzedakah incentive?

Few people will really know how the new tax bill will affect their charitable deductions until they prepare this year’s taxes and figure out their deductions, if any....

Maximizing waste

This is not about money. This is not about animal rights. This is not about asceticism vs. materialism. This is not about kids in Africa who don’t have enough to eat....