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Gnominally speaking

A story that came our way this week — “Nazi-saluting gnomes being probed” — conjured images far stranger than we cared to contemplate, yet we felt compelled to do...

Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009

One day when Walter Cronkite was six years old, he tore down the bucolic streets of St. Joseph, Mo., clutching a copy of The Kansas City Star. The banner headline blared...

Is your prayer better than mine?

THE shoe imprint in the rug below.? One’s synagogue has a rug. One’s praying of the Amidah (Silent Prayer) has been deeply focused. As one backs away three steps upon...

How long does a Holocaust debt live on?

IN her novel, The Pages in Between, Erin Einhorn brings Holocaust novel writing into a new era. She deals with the unexpected relationship between survivors and their...

Jew vs. Jew, perpetrator vs. victim

Sometimes, in the anger, protest, and defensiveness of people, the victim is forgotten. Take what’s going on in Israel today. After years of observation from...

Dog knows what’s good

Dear Tzviling, I’m so mad at my husband, I can’t sleep at night. I spent over two hours on Friday preparing a delicious potato kugel and asked my husband to put it...

Links to the world

It’s been a week where news stories surrounding the Jewish community have been permeated by violence – with Jews acting as both perpetrators and victims. In...

Terse and timely

When dollars are tight, an economy of words is in order. Terse tips for reducing credit card debt: • If you can’t pay for something with funds in your checking account...

Something to watch . . . closely

In the news business, editors wade daily through a steady stream of information, trying to determine what has relevance, importance or interest to the reader. There are...

One small step, four long decades

When President John Kennedy commanded the scientific troops to put a man on the moon “by the end of this decade,” he fired up a search so intense that dangerous lines...