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Powder keg

The fuse was ready to be lit. Months of lockdown; economic contraction; uncertainty about the future. As evidenced by earlier anti-lockdown protests and Capitol...

June 5, 1967

As this date — June 5, 1967 — gradually recedes into history, it remains a symbol of an induplicable moment in the lives of those Jews who lived through the utterly...

Right and Wrongs

George Floyd and injustice, from murder to mayhem Wrong: murder. Doubly wrong: murder by an officer whose job it is to uphold the law. This cannot be overemphasized....

It’s not normal

It’s as if I’m at the baseball park and wonder where I am. It’s not that I’m losing my mind. I know I’m at the baseball park — but why am I here when I want...

Up close and personal no more

I have always been a “touchy-feely” kind of gal. And while I never gave it much thought before, I realize now that I am a chronic hugger, arm-linker and...

Ruth wasn’t a movie

I was on an El Al flight to Israel a couple of summers ago when one of the inflight entertainment films caught my attention. “Les Gardiennes,” or “The...

Incomprehensible inhumanity

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Islamic terrorism It may seem that the pandemic has overtaken everything, but there is an exception: Islamic terrorism. In Kabul,...

Leave the Nazi gravestones be

A swastika on an American gravestone provides a teachable moment It was recently discovered that three tombstones in American military cemeteries are inscribed with...

Down the rabbit hole

I love a good conspiracy theory. While I’ve never crossed over to fully believing any, I like going down the rabbit hole and eventually hitting the inevitable logical...

Shavuot dessert favorites

There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has create a time warp. Without our regular routines in place, it can be hard to remember what day of the week it is,...