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Jan 1, 2018, 11:28 AM
Iranian Singer Promotes Anti-Semitism
While getting ready for work one morning I couldn’t help overhearing my mother reading her emails out loud. A morning ritual of hers I normally ignore but began listening to as she read, ‘Persian singer, Mohsen Yeganeh, who is extremely popular in Iran has a...
Jan 1, 2018, 9:58 AM
At the end of each secular year, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics publishes statistics regarding the population in the country. This year, for instance, it noted that Israel’s population is nearly 8.8 million; this includes 180,000 births, 44,000 deaths and 27,000 who immigrated to Israel....
Marc H. Wilson
Dec 25, 2017, 4:03 PM
The Wilson’s ride round the lakes
Most of our vacations were “trips around the lakes,” as Grandma Sophie called them. We packed Poppa, Grandma Sophie, Aunt Minnie (namesake of our labradoodle), Grandma Ida, and me into the 1961 Rambler, very tight. Grandma Sophie and Minnie killed time singing Broadway show tunes...
Dec 25, 2017, 3:37 PM
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Some people are fortunate enough to know what they want to do long before they enter the working world. Others spend their lives not ever figuring it out. While my first twenty years was spent in the first camp, the decades since have decidedly been...
Dec 19, 2017, 11:31 PM
It’s easy to get angry and blame others. I do it. We all do it. But even when the blame is warranted, it’s rarely a healthy thing for us to do. Blaming and Rebuilding In my work as a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, I...
Dec 19, 2017, 7:25 PM
Nationalism’s deceptive glow
Happy last night of Hanukkah! Hope I’m not about to ruin it for you! This year I’ve been listening to “A Maccabeats Hanukkah” over and over again on all my car drives (that’s over an hour on most weekdays, if anyone’s counting). I’m not sure...
Dec 18, 2017, 11:27 AM
Drive out the dark
As we wind down the last few days of Chanukah, two thoughts float around in my mind. A bit disjointed, but please join me for the ride. First. Something I wrote a decade ago about Chanukah and how its meaning is lost among many Americans…....
Marc H. Wilson
Dec 15, 2017, 12:46 AM
The Messiah of Eighth Avenue
I think I almost tripped over the Messiah. Late one afternoon, right there on squalid Eighth Avenue, Manhattan. The sighting was neither august nor extraordinary but certainly not the Messiah of Handel, or St. Pat’s, or Temple Emanuel. This Messiah was just another wretched street...
Dec 14, 2017, 5:26 AM
Belonging: prayer beads and shared tables
I spent nearly half my life in India, in Bombay – and lived in the city while it was still Bombay, until 1995. Ours was a middle class mostly Hindu household, in a cosmopolitan city. After my grandparents moved to rural India: my grandmother, my...
Dec 11, 2017, 6:35 AM
What does it mean to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital? What are the repercussions of announcing the US Embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? The answer to both questions: Everything. And nothing. Jerusalem is made up of West Jerusalem and East Jerusalem....