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Pile of books

As I’ve mentioned in earlier entries, a holiday highlight for me is settling in with the ever-growing pile of books I’ve accumulated, well, since the last...

A lesson Israel could learn from Hamas

On December 19 Hamas announced that it was cancelling it adherence to the ceasefire with Israel. Hamas did not wince, nor worry what the “nations of the world” would...

A most welcome approach: genocide prevention

A most welcome development in Washington is a new approach to genocide prevention — a task force that recommends a way to predict or halt genocides before they start,...

A Chanukah miracle, 5769

People in search of a Chanukah miracle this season need look no further than their own backyard –– or DIA’s,to be exact. Last Saturday night (the night before...

Chanukah: ?Give me Judaism or give me death’

The main theme of Chanukah is assimilation, that is, the impiety and destructiveness of assimilation. Yet, I almost never meet a Jew who says he is assimilated. However...

Snowbliss

Here in New York, we just got that first gentle snowfall of the season. And I was elated. As always, standing by the windowsill I took great pleasure in parting the...

Chanukah: A time to bring light into the world

Chanukah is a holiday with many names. Some call it the Festival of Lights, while others refer to it as the Feast of Rededication or the Holiday of Miracles. To add to...

Happy Chanukah!

We realize that Judaism follows the lunar calendar; nevertheless, we’re glad that we too have a holiday as the secular year is winding down. It’s amazing...

Another Wall St denizen bites the dust

Have you all heard the pun being bandied around? “He’s made off with our money.” It’s clever, and it could be funny were the situation not so...

Minorities should express shame, too

Jewish Pride. Black pride. Hispanic Pride. Multiculturalism. Ethnic pride. Minority rights vs. “tyranny of the majority.” For a generation, America has been awash in...