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Some nifty websites

My last column about great Jewish genealogy websites focused on the best site, Jewishgen.org. But a few more mentions are in order. With several of these websites, it is...

The art of living with uncertainty

When we are young we live with certainty. We have that wonderful feeling of waking up in the morning and having a force of certaintly. We pretty much know what the day...

The coming division of Jerusalem

A little known fact: Israel’s security fence does not, and is not designed to, keep Arab residents of East Jerusalem from entering West  Jerusalem freely. They do....

Colombia offers hope against terrorism

We live in an era in which terrorism scores many triumphs. Day after day, it seems, we read or hear of yet another deadly suicide bombing in some troubled part of the...

Alcohol Poisoning

The Associated Press has analyzed federal records to learn that 157 college-age youth drank themselves to death from 1999 through 2005. These are people 18 to 23 —...

Community comparisons, or, a mini-guide to kosher Zurich

Visitors always provide the reason – or much needed excuse – for excursions not usually pursued on one’s own. In this case, a family visit to Zurich led to the...

Results: first survey, first thoughts

Following up on our survey (which is still open for those wanting to have their voice heard & recorded), one particular, yet obvious, question, strikes this blogger:...

95th anniversary

Ever since our 95th edition came out this week, thank-you’s have been lighting up our phones and elongating our e-mail queues. “Beautiful.” “We love it.” “What a...

Mugabe: Crime is colorblind

So perfectly, so sadly, so repugnantly, did Nicholas Kristof put it in the New York Times: If Robert Mugabe, leader of Zimbabwe, were white, he would have been pressured...

From Begin to Olmert, perversity over prisoners

Don’t blame this one on the feckless Ehud Olmert. Former Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin fell prey to the same emotional blackmail. It runs like this: No price is...