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Waste not, want not

Everyone’s got a social ill that gets ‘em. Mine is waste, whether it’s thrown out food from catered events or mounds of disposable goods. The good news: In recent...

Joan Nathan's Seven Sacred Species Salad.

Tu b’Shevat is here: Seven Species salad [recipe]

As we read Tehilla Goldberg’s column this week, one thought came immediately to mind: Joan Nathan’s Seven Species Salad. You see Goldberg shares her Tu b’Shevat...

Who watches the watchers?

Twenty years ago, when I first travelled to Belfast, what struck me was the CCTV everywhere. There was no doubt that I was constantly being recorded. This was before...

The beauty (and taste) of Tu b’Shevat

Having grown up in an Israeli and Jewish environment, I never had to contend with informing teachers or professors about upcoming absences due to the Jewish calendar of...

One-sided

One-sided peace plan. Really? Polarization takes its toll on peace, too. Start with this single pairing.  2010: Vice President Joe Biden is livid, and so is his boss,...

Child abuse in utero

“Can a baby be abused in womb?” So ran the headline. What a fascinating question. It unfolded this way: A person is violent against a pregnant woman. When the baby...

They want to be the first Jewish president

Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg both want to be the nation’s first Jewish president. But they couldn’t possibly be more different. Sanders is a socialist who is...

Sad

The Palestinians seem posed — again — not to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity The Trump peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians is finally released. We...

No fair trial

Regardless of president or party, there is no fair trial in the US Senate Whatever else might be happening in the US Senate trial of President Donald Trump, and...

I’ll take no bloodshed

I haven’t completed reading President Trump’s new peace plan, “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision To Improve The Lives of The Palestinian and The Israeli People.”...