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Reparations for slavery, reparations for the Holocaust

Proposed reparations for slavery differ in principle and practice from Holocaust reparations This year is marked by many as the 400th year of the introduction of...

Unveiling reveals more than a headstone

We gathered together in the warm September sun at my father’s gravesite, just 10 days shy of a year since he died. It was the coming together of the family clan, the...

Perfection

Who said breaking records is a good thing? Or perfection, for that matter? Some years back, the Cleveland Browns finished their season with a 0-16 record. Used to being...

IJN staff prayers 5780

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION D PAGE 20 Shana Goldberg: In a recent Shabbat morning sermon, Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky cited a University of California, Irvine study...

Masters of the courtroom

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION A PAGE 4 In 2018 in Denver, on the Shabbos between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Rabbi Steven Weil delivered a lecture on repentance,...

Cherishing survivors

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION A PAGE 2 Fred Englard. Morton Tessler. Riva Weissbrot. Joe Weissbrot. Joe Schwartz. Sara Schwartz. Magda Rosenthal. These are just...

The power of one breath

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION D PAGE 19 “May you be inscribed in the book of life” is the blessing we wish one another as we stand at the cusp of each new year....

Dignity

I was a fish out of water. I came to the Novorodock kollel in Jerusalem in 1972 because I wanted to study musar, Jewish ethics. Little did I envision the culture shock....

America-Israel mutual defense treaty? A really bad idea

A mutual, US-Israel defense treaty? Counterproductive in theory and practice What could be wrong with an America-Israel mutual defense treaty?  The idea, formulated...

Is it good for the Jews?

For better or worse, the action of one individual Jew has the power to influence people’s perception of all Jews. There’s a kiddush Hashem, when G-d’s name is...