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The price of entertainment

“Are you not entertained?” Thus Maximus confronted a rapt Roman audience in Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator,” after handily defeating his opponents in the Colosseum....

Anti-Semitism that doesn’t fit the narrative

The recent and rapid escalation of anti-Semitic attacks unleashed in the New York metropolitan area is horrifying, almost reaching epidemic levels. It seems like every...

Politicians and anti-Semitism — the ostrich factor

What did people think was going to happen? For well over a year now, assaults — verbal and physical — against New York Jews have been increasing. Passersby have been...

Zero Population Growth

What once seemed to be an obvious social good now looks very different. Permit us to resurrect a long forgotten political race that was hardly noticed even in its own...

Chanukah songs from across the globe

It’s halfway through Chanukah, so maybe by now you’ve had your fill of holiday treats — after all, latkes and sufganiyot aren’t exactly known for being light...

Place of infamy

An unusual news item came in last week, which triggered a disturbing memory. According to the BBC, the grave of Gestapo chief Reinhard Heydrich was found open. The...

And Jacob remained, alone

Survival and Mourning Rabbi Jacob Galinsky was the only one of his family who survived the Holocaust. He himself survived Siberia, the only one on death row to escape....

The Menorah

Ever since I was introduced to the poignant story “The Menorah,” published in 1897 by Theodor (Binyamin Zev) Herzl, I always think of it at the end of Chanukah,...

Our decade, 2010-2019

. . . streaming . . . investing . . . wrought with anger . . . Facebook . . . identity . . . an expression of forgiveness . . . Jew hatred . . . what does it all mean? A...

Beyond sour cream vs. applesauce

There’s an all-important debate that sets in this time of year: sour cream or applesauce? That’s right, with the first Chanukah candle mere days away, thought have...