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Commemoration – and reality

Imagine commemorating the Holocaust in a country where, just a few hours earlier, one of the world’s most powerful Holocaust deniers was welcomed with open arms,...

Chametz party

We all know the adage: “They tried to kill us. We survived. Let’s eat.” It’s at the very core of almost every Jewish celebration. And even in the...

A generation ends with Aunt Flo’s passing

I always called her Aunt Flo, though it was said that everyone called her Flossie. Either way, Florence Goodman, nee Goldberg, was the last of the Goldbergs of her...

Time for Black Caucus to disband

Last week, seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus — Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Melvin Watt (D-NC), Michael Honda (D-Calif.), Laura Richardson (D-Calif.),...

Returns

I sure was a sorry sight, what with my momentary panic right as I slammed the New York Yellow taxi cab door and watched it speed off. Luckily there was […]

‘Man on Wire’

“Man on Wire,” the award-wining documentary about Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the World Trade Center towers, is thrilling, viscerally uncomfortable...

Piracy today. . .terrorism today. . .no difference

The modern day pirates who prowl the seas off Somalia have little if anything in common with such fictional stereotypes as Long John Silver or Jack Sparrow. These...

‘Radical Islam’

President Obama said in Turkey that the US is not at war with Islam. We assume he means something different, but he needs to put it plainly. We assume he […]

Faye Schayer, 1915-2009

A gentle woman full of spunk and intellectual curiosity — from a different era. Faye Schayer enlivened our community with her avid interest in its history, leading her...

Who favors a Palestinian state? No one, really

On the face of it, Obama is liberal, Netanyahu is conservative, and the explosion is only waiting to happen. Variation: The European Union wants a Palestinian state,...