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Simchat Torah

Going to college for four years, passing every course, but dropping out the day before graduation. Making the down payment, receiving the bank loan, but losing the home...

Trump sharpens the fangs against Israel

Morally, strategically, politically — domestically, internationally — Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from Syria is disastrous It really doesn’t make a difference...

Disruption

When I was in Kansas City this summer, I visited the National WW I Museum and Memorial. The complex is a stunning structure with a massive obelisk, “Liberty Tower,”...

Whither Jewish day schools?

It’s not just a tuition crisis. For some, it’s an identity crisis. It would seem to be a tautology, wouldn’t it, that the Jewish day school is for Jewish...

From the marriage license to the ball field

AP reports that three couples planning to get married in Virginia filed a federal lawsuit challenging a state requirement that they disclose their race on their marriage...

Slam dunk: The NBA’s anti-profile in courage

Maybe we should revive HUAC to investigate the NBA on charges of communism. The House Un-American Activities Committee was a major stain on American democracy in the...

Airport prayers

It’s the night before Yom Kippur and I’m at the airport traveling back from Denver to New York. As I am walking through the airport, the escalators to security,...

The reading class

Urban, check. White, check. Female, check. Educated, check. When it comes to the characteristics of the “reading class,” I seem to fit the pattern. A recent Atlantic...

The Jewish Cookbook tested: Black-Eyed Pea Stew

The cold weather came just in time. For about a month now — since Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook landed on my desk — I’d been planning on trying a new recipe...

Coming in from a different place

Hasn’t everyone had a flat tire, missed a flight or boarded a plane intending to land in one city but ended up in another? We have all found ourselves in a different...