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Kaplans and Strear, of Keshet

If you don’t like to laugh and you never want to cry, even tears of joy, if you are emotionless and heartless and prefer black, sunless rooms, if you are […]

The Hebron massacre: How much has really changed?

On Aug. 23-24, 1929 — 80 years ago — Arabs in Hebron slashed, burned, clubbed, stabbed and axed to death 67 Jews, many of them yeshiva students. Their crime? They...

Dan Hoffman, 1931-2009

Dan Hoffman was an attorney extraordinaire, but don’t just take our word for it. The adjectives used by his colleagues in the wake of his passing this week tell the...

Needed: Calmer, more rational political discourse

OUR politics have become extreme.?  The language we use about our opponents is disrespectful. “The left-wing nut jobs” who want “to destroy the country,” and “the...

Wanderin’

YOU know how every night, for a few brief moments in the dark before you fall asleep it’s just you and your pillow and your thoughts . . . and […]

Judaism and Rastafari

This week, we find the release of Matisyahu’s latest CD leading us to thoughts of Rastafari. For those who don’t know Matisyahu, the mention of a...

Kill ’em in Scotland, cheer ’em in Libya

Justice in Scotland means: Kill 270 people, then expect — and receive —compassion when you contract a terminal disease. Justice in Libya means: When one of your...

Memo to Madoff court trustee: Lay off Hadassah, others

Does the following sound cruel, not to mention illogical? The court-appointed trustee over the assets of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has strongly hinted that he may...

Redeeming your clunkers

Nearly 700,000 Americans cashed in on the Cash for Clunkers program, resulting in great bargains on new cars for them and reduced inventories for auto dealers. The...

Elul in the Alps

As the full glow of the moon of Av wanes, it reappears new and just barely there: Elul. And so this week begins the journey of our inner work of […]