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Seven days and counting…

Seven days and counting . . . This time next week we’ll be sitting down to our annual Thanksgiving feast, which means many of us will be busy this weekend crafting...

Yes, directly, Moses speaks to me

More venerable than the Kaddish, older than the Haggadah, earlier than Chanukah and Purim. A sense of Jewish history connects a Jew to his roots. It can also cloud...

Settlements: Israeli Jews vs. American Jews

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the US no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be in violation of international law,...

A small donation, a large meditation

Browsing Facebook this week I came across a gofundme fundraiser, posted by someone I know, an observant Jewish man. It was for someone he personally knows, a single...

Legal or illegal, settlements are not the issue

It would be obtuse to deny that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s  announcement that the US will no longer consider Israeli settlements on the West Bank...

It’s not only about Brexit

Comment on election in foreign countries — unless Israel — is not typically the purview of this page. But the upcoming general elections in the United Kingdom have...

Billionaires’ ‘victimhood’

Is there anything worse than billionaires crying victim? Local sports fans are probably well aware that it’s pretty hard to watch Nuggets and Avalanche games these...

Dr. Tawfik Hamid: Reformist Muslim, friend of Israel

What am I doing here? Studying with a Talmudic commentator on the Koran? With a Muslim who bumped into a rabbi in an airport and was taken with midrash? Who is this man:...

Israel…it’s complicated

I recently returned from a fantastic trip to Israel — an interfaith delegation sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. Our group consisted of 28...

Should we condemn bin Laden’s assassination?

The sirens in southern Israel are wailing again. Families are running for their lives in their narrow multi-second window of time to bomb shelters yet again. In reaction...