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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...

Messianics: not discriminating, nor discriminated against

“Discrimination” has two connotations, one positive, one negative. Positively, a person who is discriminating has good taste — in wine, in clothes, in friends and in...

Yehoshua and Elisheva

Everything was normal. The groom’s smile could melt a glacier. The bride’s radiance permeated everyone present. People danced. Rabbis blessed. Guests flew in from many...

What exactly are you saying?

A few years back, when I was looking to rent an apartment in Jerusalem, I learned how to decode the real estate agent’s definitions. “Savir,” decent, basically meant...

Why a black artist replaced the national anthem

Last week in Denver, almost all the values of the post-1960s left were exhibited in one act. It happened on the Denver mayor’s most important day — the one in which he...