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Fear for the future: ‘The Lieberman Era’?

Joseph Lieberman is the perfect symbol of the freedom, security and confidence that Jews in America came to feel by 2000. He became the culmination of the slow but...

Rescue: heroism, innovation, horrors

The story of United Hatzalah’s growth is told in 90 Seconds (Artscroll), Beer’s gripping memoir. The trailblazing tale of how a middle school dropout became CEO of...

What’s the secret?

Many of us are familiar with the famous Mark Twain quote in which he marvels at the continued existence of the Jewish people, when so many other nations have ceased to...

George, welcome back

George Orwell became famous for his chilling descriptions of totalitarianism. Among the most chilling was his observation that language becomes one of...

Israel is the canary in the world’s mine

Experts in urban warfare at West Point have appraised as excellent Israel’s valiant efforts and accomplishments at not harming civilians on the scale that could...

Sen. Schumer, thanks for the clarity

Sen. Chuck Schumer says Israel could become a pariah state. Whose fault? Schumer blames the Jews. Schumer specifies the suffering in Gaza. But not in Israel.

Family wit and wisdom

Every family has some insider wisdom and witticisms. Here are some from our family — Max Goldberg, Miriam Goldberg, Willie Goldberg, Minnie Harris, Harry Harris —...

Faces and places

The gentle, sentimental Tom Paxton song “Faces and Places,” written decades ago, is an old favorite of mine. Yet, recently it came to my mind in a completely...

A non sequitur: ‘minor’ bias from AP

In the repeated examples of anti-Israel bias highlighted in media all around us, two recent examples from the Associated Press might not stand out. True, they are not so...

Crazy pills

I’ve got my costume all figured out for Purim — Jacobim Mugatu from the classic early aughts movie “Zoolander.” There’s a line of his that since Oct. 7 has...