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Enfant terrible

Oh, Roseanne. What are we going to do with you? You’ve always been an enigma, especially to the Jewish community. Although you can be crass and crude, you’ve always...

Combustion

As June 6 approaches, much focus is naturally on the invasion of Normandy and the American contribution to the end of WW II. At this time of year, though, my mind turns...

Netta Barzilai preforming in Tel Aviv, May 14. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Netta beats ‘nakba’

The results of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and the reactions to it were as disturbing to foreign Israel-haters as they were to some of the nation’s most fervent...

48 Ways to Acquire Torah: Way #6

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #6, “Awe” I am in awe when I stand at the...

Invasion of privacy?

If someone erases a passage in her diary, is it correct to reproduce it long after she is dead? This moral quandary was barely mentioned in any of the celebratory...

Angst at the JCRCs for nothing

A crisis has enveloped the Jewish Community Relations Councils around the country, according to David Bernstein, the executive director of the Jewish Council for Public...

Why we salute local veterans for Memorial Day

They deserve our recognition and our gratitude. Memorial Day is more than summer’s beginning. This week, in what is already a longstanding tradition in the...

Dairy on Shavuot — what’s it all about?

Although everyone agrees that the food of choice for Shavuot is cheese, there are differences of opinion as to why it is a custom. Some derive the practice directly from...

48 Ways to Acquire Torah: Way #5

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #5, “An Intelligent Heart” “Intelligence...

The significance of the embassy move

For decades, it was a consensus issue. Israel’s supporters of all political stripes agreed that the refusal of the US to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was...