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PT Barnum

PT Barnum famously observed, “All publicity is good publicity as long as they spell your name right.” We’ve witnessed the fundamental truth of this adage just last...

A Jewish view on love

In Western culture today, February 14, Valentine’s Day, is a time to celebrate romance and love.  Despite its commercial appeal of candy, Cupid and romantic dinners,...

The best thing it had going for it

With thousands if not millions of others, I’ve been so moved and enchanted in watching The Shalva Band’s magical performances, one after the other. It has been...

The sudden passion for free speech

The anti-Israel crowd clamors for free speech for itself — but not for others I. The anti-Israel crowd objects to laws that ban boycotts of Israel. The right to...

Last laugh

Just a little humor to end your week, going into Shabbat and the Super Bowl. Here’s a short editorial from our Feb. 1 edition. Hey, if you don’t laugh, you’ll...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #38

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #38, “Judging others favorably.” Having...

Short stories

I’m old school. My connection to social media is pretty limited — no Twitter or Instagram. Although I am on Facebook, I’m not that active on it. While I have met...

Denver vs. San Antonio

Travel is always enlightening. For me it’s about exploring the history and culture, but on my recent trip to San Antonio I found myself asking: What’s San Antonio...

Leland Huttner, 1927-2019

The tenacity of Leland Huttner did not waver — for decades. He was at the heart of the leadership of BMH and then BMH-BJ since the 1950s. When Israel Bonds decided to...

Hate crime in Pittsburgh

Add a couple of hundred years to a life sentence. A federal grand jury has added hate crimes charges to the indictment against the alleged gunman in the shooting attack...