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The layers of winter, this winter

It’s been a real gray spell of gloom and dreariness here in New York. It’s not letting up. Each morning I wake up and I don’t even need to part the curtains to...

Max Appel, 1932-2024

Eulogy for entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist Max Appel of Denver, published in the Intermountain Jewish News

Dick and Eddie Robinson, perennial favorites

If there are two people in our community whose spiritual muscles seem as trim and fit as they were back in their old East High School days, it is Dick and Eddie

Ilhan Omar shows her hand

Confession: I was excited when Ilhan Omar was elected to Congress. I knew I wasn’t necessarily aligned with her politically, but seeing a religious Muslim woman in...

Unwinding during war

In the best of times, Israel is not the world’s most relaxing country. The pace is frenetic, the people are intense, the place is crowded, the volume is loud and the...

Scholar? Polymath? Renaissance Man?

Scholar? Polymath? Renaissance man? One struggles to come up with a word that encapsulates Rabbi Dr. Professor Avraham Steinberg. A growing number of people today are...

It’s all about Jewish safety

The domestic political lesson of Oct. 7 is that left and right are secondary considerations. It is the rooting out of threats against the safety of the Jewish community...

UNRWA has failed the Palestinians

UNRWA was launched over 75 years ago to deal with the plight of Middle East refugees, including Jews. They bowed out in 1952. But 75 years on, Palestinian Arabs are...

Rewarding evil

1993. 2023. Different time, different leaders, same idea: rewarding evil. Now we have small  anti-Hamas demonstrations in Gaza. Opposition to Palestinian leadership has...

My generation

Having celebrated my birthday last week (along with my cosmic twin Volodymyr Zelensky and my ancestral twin Robert Burns), I am firmly in middle age. No sugarcoating it.