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Nakba in the US Congress

When people like Rashida Tlaib and Bernie Sanders host a nakba event in the US Congress, call it out for what it is: one more expression of the world’s oldest hatred.

New York City’s Best Cheesecake recipe

Day after day, morning noon or night, I saw customer after customer not leaving West Side Market without the cheesecake slice in tow.

America celebrating Jews; Jews celebrating America

May is American Jewish Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and reflect on the important role that Jewish Americans have played in the history of this country.

The hypocrisy is worth it

It's official: My NBA boycott is over. If I’m honest, it’s been over for well over a year now, but it’s time to make it public.

When Shavuot and American Cheese Month meet

to the natural clash between the lunar and solar calendar, Shavuot can fall out either in May or June. Imagine our delight when we discovered that May is American Cheese...

How many genders in the Torah and the Talmud?

G-d has no gender. Just as G-d is neither a male nor a female, G-d is not a transgender, not a binary, a nonbinary or any other gender referent. As Maimonides pointed...

Getting passed the jokes in Affaire Jokic, where’s the fairness?

Imagine our surprise, one might even say our delight, when we realized that the unmalleable “fan” from whom Jokic was attempting to wrest the basketball was no less...

Jews sure know how to have fun

I found myself in New York for a few hours recently on the tail end of a trip that included talking to various groups about the situation in Israel, when an old friend...

climate action

It is good to see the Jewish community becoming active in the climate question.

The beauty dimension

Spring is that transitional of seasons that is perfection. Long gone are the cold and frigid days of winter, and pending still are the boiling hot days of summer. The...