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Heat? Haircuts? Tzedakah?

You’re sleeping, and the smoke alarm screeches. As terror puts a dagger to your drowsiness, you realize you have only a few seconds to escape. The accumulated treasures...

A kid’s delight, an adult’s nightmare

If I can succeed, somehow, in capturing the utter craziness of this museum in Switzerland, I guarantee you this: In reality, it’s twice as crazy, ten times as crazy,...

Not your typical war story

White hair.Very long white sidelocks, payos.Tall.Imposing.A perfect stereotype.A chasidic Jew.Very spiritual looking.Very other worldly.Beautiful visage.Somebody living...

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:...