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You hate it or you love it

Depending on what you’re hunting for, shopping can be fun, mundane, or depressing. Finding that perfect new dress for your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah flings open the doors...

Life and death

You decide. Shana, a school teacher in Florida, needs a bone marrow transplant. Otherwise, she will die. Reuven lives in Seattle. He signed up with a bone marrow...

Hillel of UNWatch

When I moved to my charming little garden apartment in Jerusalem, ready to forge a new life in the Holy City, it was my friend Hillel Neuer who introduced me, […]

Traveling to Kurdistan, and to one’s soul

With the plethora of books about diasporas out there, it is hard to know which one is worth reading. Many of the books echo similar sentiments about belonging to a...

Welcome, President Roosevelt, to the dedication of the Illinois Holocaust museum

Illinois is to be congratulated for putting front and center the task of Holocaust remembrance. All of us sense the diminishing numbers of Holocaust survivors. All of us...

How many helicopters does Ahmadinejad need to send?

You would think that the world is united against the genocidal intent of Iran and its accompanying nuclear program. Of the latest outburst by Iran’s president in Geneva...

Unanticipated responses to Orthodox-Reform fissures

My entire adult life I’ve been hearing about the coming demise of the American Jewish community. The first such prediction, some 40 years ago, went like this: The...

A river runs through it

Our paths would normally not have crossed. It’s a funny thing, an airplane. Whoever you are sitting next to provides personal time with a total stranger you...

The Jewish response to illness

I remember it as if it were yesterday. My beautiful 16 year-old daughter Lauren, dancing just the night before, lay motionless in a hospital bed in pain. A poet at...

Impressions from a rally

Geneva, April 22. Two days after Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN. Hundreds gather at the Place des Nations, facing the main UN building, and rally for Israel. Many...