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Nov 27, 2018, 3:15 PM
After Parkland, I said, ‘It could’ve been me.’ Now it is
'That afternoon was a blur. Visitors came all day. We had news that congregants were dead. It was surreal.'
Joseph C. Kaplan
Nov 15, 2018, 10:52 PM
We Are (Not) One
One of the most overused slogans in Jewish institutional life is “We are one.” And while it often is true, it is just as often not true. Indeed, it is sometimes both true and not true concerning the same...
Nov 11, 2018, 8:41 PM
The Jews and Gun Control: A New Outlook
Another tragic mass shooting has ripped through the headlines in California and around the United States. Invariably, long before the families had a chance to grieve or the investigators had a chance to examine the evidence, special interest groups...
Nov 11, 2018, 7:17 AM
Why we slaughter each other
In the Facebook page for Times of Israel bloggers, Barack Mandela asked last week why the United States is plagued by so many mass shootings? In the last year, there have been nearly 300. Nobody knows the answer, and clearly...
Nov 9, 2018, 12:45 PM
The US needs a day of national mourning
This Veterans Day, honor the living vets, remember the fallen, and mourn the recent senseless losses, so the nation can start healing
Nov 5, 2018, 11:22 PM
Hate Reinforces Hate, Reinforces Hate
A week after the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue, it is time to draw cold-headed conclusions why such an attack was possible in the first place. Squirrel Hill was a tragedy, but not a surprise. Squirrel Hill was...
Nov 5, 2018, 5:36 PM
In This Election, It’s All About President Donald Trump
Reader beware! Most of the time I try to write objectively, although, based on some of your comments, some of you might dispute that. But, every so often I post a bog of pure opinion. In those cases, like...
Nov 3, 2018, 10:54 PM
America is Playing with Fire
America has been on this new road in history for almost 3 years now. Europe started however many years earlier and is that much further ahead. In Europe it was a slow, steady stream with short bursts that amplified it. There...
Nov 3, 2018, 7:44 PM
Seeing The Good In Life
Sometimes, it's so easy to get caught up in all the horrible things that are happening around us in the world. Just this last week, the murder of the 11 Jews in Pittsburgh. Then there is the caravan of immigrants...
Nov 3, 2018, 6:48 PM
Florida Shooting Could Have Happened Anywhere
I woke up this morning in Israel, devastated to hear of yet another shooting in Florida. It immediately made me think of something my teen daughter wrote the other day, asking why there is so much suffering and sadness...