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Opinion

Beware: Russia fights for her ‘sphere of influence’

I. The editorial cartoons seeking to make sense of the recent war between Russia and Georgia invariably depict the proverbial Russian bear, devouring defenseless Georgia...

Riverside Park

There is something quite charming about this long and skinny park. Riverside Park, often overshadowed here in the neighborhood on the Upper West Side by her emerald,...

Our ancestral names

A common stumbling block for genealogists is names — and as you might imagine, Jewish names can be quite challenging. Given Names A quick primer for given (first)...

Israel – problems in and out

Our “Open Call” to readers asking for suggestions and opinions on Israel’s foreign policy has proved that many in the Jewish community have definite...

Green Judaism

Back when we first launched our blog, we explored the possibility of individuals connecting to Judaism through non-traditional avenues, such as literature or music. Our...

Sabbath tranquililty in Jerusalem is not a given

Which would be preferable: a supermarket that serves all elements in the community, or a supermarket that serves only one element? Our preference would be the more...

Mark Spitz, meet Michael Phelps

Despite the political and cultural intrigue — make that tension — of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a classic feel-good and sports-hero story is in the making.The...

Olympic echo: China’s “little” lies add up

In the months leading up the summer Olympics in Beijing, global attention narrowed its gaze on China’s internal inequities and its complicity in the genocide in Sudan....

Education in Israel

After nearly two years living in Israel, I have formed a pretty solid opinion regarding the educational system here, and unfortunately, my perspective does not represent...

Small world

A couple of weeks back when I was visiting in Denver I found myself at the Cherry Creek Mall. To my surprise I noticed a young chasidic couple browsing through some...