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Summer’s long Shabbat

With the summer equinox comes the “longest” day of the year — that is the longest period between sunrise and sunset. Tomorrow, therefore, is the longest “Shabbat”...

Israeli deathbed lament: ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office’

A recent study published by the Bank of Israel concluded that Israel has joined the rarified ranks of the chronically overworked, coming in third behind Japan and South...

The devil is dancing

Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War, a new book by conservative pundit Pat Buchanan, confuses the thoughtful reader before a single page is opened. WW II,...

The Search Committee

Not encouraging. But, oddly, successful. This novel has virtually no plot, a very limited and unsubtle cast of characters, no change of scenery — in fact, with the...

Listening to their stories

My dad has always been a larger-than-life type of guy and for most of my childhood, appeared to be the dominant force in our family even though Mom often manipulated the...

New Yorkers: cramped spaces, open hearts

Are New Yorkers nice? Of course, you can’t generalize about eight million people. But New York has always had that tough reputation for people being short tempered,...

If Israel is less safe, don’t look to Bush — look to Israel

Say that George Bush has not advanced the cause of peace in Israel, if you like, but don’t say that Bush is responsible for Israel’s diminished safety. It is not true....

Iran’s straightfaced hypocrisy at the UN

Last week, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations filed a complaint to the UN Secretary General, demanding a condemnation of — big surprise — Israel. Ambassador...

Shavuout: The oneness of G-d

G-d is one. In trying to understand the oneness of G-d, the “what” is often rendered subservient to the “how,” and because the how is at best only imprecisely...

Best Jewish genealogy websites

Finding your family requires two major tools: methodology and resources. We have previously focused on genealogical methods, so this month we’ll look at resources....