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Not just because Saudi Arabia isn’t worth it

Sad to say, Jamal Khashoggi died in vain. Had his brutal, officially sanctioned murder in the Saudi embassy in Turkey led to a reevaluation of the American relationship...

Mashed potato pancakes — just in time for Chanukah

Don’t have a food processor? Too lazy or tired to get out the box grater? Then this recipe is for you. Mashed Potato Fritters — you get the fried potato goodness...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #30

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #30, “Loving the Omnipresent” In a memoir of...

Puzzled

I am slightly puzzled by the mass outrage over the US-Saudi relationship in light of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That the murder of a journalist is heinous...

Israel isn’t isolated

BDS activists who think they are succeeding in isolating Israel aren’t paying attention. Last Sunday, reports surfaced that negotiations about building a gas pipeline...

As far as the eye can see

When I think of Chanukah in Jerusalem, I think of the fiery winter sunsets. Like a perfect magical signal that it’s time for kindling the Chanukah lamps, comes...

Chanukah, more than one light per night per home — why?

Chanukah teaches a lot. But everything it teaches — about Jewish disunity, Jewish persecution, Jewish courage, Jewish faith, Jewish freedom — lives behind the...

Airbnb and the West Bank

Hmmm. Airbnb now forbids the listing of Jewish owned-apartments on the West Bank of the Jordan River — but Arab-owned apartments on the West Bank are not subject to...

Anti-Semitism statistics

No Jew needs an announcement or a statistical count to know that anti-Semitism is growing. We report week after week on what seems to be the endless creativity in...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #29

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #29, “Being beloved” The Kotzker Rebbe said:...