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Burned into Jewish memory

Even before I laid eyes on two particularly sorrowful yet mesmerizing photos of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral going up in smoke — AP’s Thibault Camus’ and...

Clockwise from upper left: Adam Leventhal, Lisa Farber Miller, Bruce Heitler, Jonathan & Lisa Perlmutter

Kudos: Four praiseworthy Jewish community addresses

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION C PAGE 20 Every year the IJN salutes people — known or obscure — who bring freedom into our lives. Passover, with its message of...

Day of Fate

“Beware the Ides of March,” Shakespeare famously warned in “Julius Caesar.” The eponymous emperor was killed on that day, March 15, which in the Roman calendar...

Seder night, 1943

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 19 You can’t know right away by looking at the picture that it’s a seder in a ghetto. It could have been a group photo of family and...

Dayyenu is enough — really?

This ode to Passover was first published in the IJN in 1982 and has occupied this space before Passover many years since. ONE of the most popular parts of the Passover...

Two of the four sons, as depicted in the Arthur Szyk Haggadah (Wikimedia Commons)

The Four Sons: Which are you?

“Of the four sons mentioned in the Haggadah — the wicked son, the simple son, the wise son and the son who doesn’t know enough to ask — which do you consider...

Midge’s Brisket

One of our favorite new Haggadah’s out this year is Mrs. Maisel’s. Yes, we’re talking about the character from the television series — and just a quick reminder,...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #48

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #48, “Cite the source of your words.”...

A red flag indeed

Sheriffs refuse to enforce the law, but so do their critics As Colorado passed a “red flag” bill that would allow for at least the temporary seizure of firearms...

Outrages

Unbelievable claims still inflict harm. Billy Martin, the acerbic, former New York Yankees shortstop and manger, once said of Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner:...