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Eurovision's two political protests: Contrast and compare
The Iceland delegation and Madonna both interjected pro-Palestinian messages: The difference between them was night and day
My mother’s minks: Her pelts, my punishment
I had nightmares of baby minks being captured, clubbed, and screaming my name as they took their last bloody breaths; I knew I would never ever wear fur
Underachievement and the Talmud: A corrective
Talmud education for Orthodox women and girls has disrupted a system that long kept knowledge and decision-making in the hands of men
A story to tell to my great grandchildren
It will be about how the generations who came before them responded to the pain in our world in three tangible ways
The rising crisis between the United States and Iran
Despite highly agressive rhetoric, both sides seem to understand that dialogue will be a less dangerous option than a military clash
Why hasn’t Mel Gibson been cast out in Hollywood?
The misogynistic, homophobic anti-Semite is still working in Hollywood because he stuck to the #MeToo comeback script
Skara Brae: Built before Stonehenge, older than the wheel
The talmudic sages understood the conveniences of city life, beginning with indoor plumbing; but the very setting distances people from religion (Behar)
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May 19, 2019, 5:16 PM
The biblical and a Greek creation stories
Greek and Jewish myths, reports and tales appear at first blush to be remarkably similar, but there are stark differences in how each culture views God, the world, the presence of evil, the worth of people, their duty and...
May 19, 2019, 5:11 PM
Beit Daniella–From Grief to Activism
Eleven years ago, after seven months of inpatient treatment for her eating disorder, my 15-year-old daughter was abruptly and unexpectedly discharged from the hospital. We had no prior notice at all. We were called in for an urgent meeting,...
John L. Rosove
May 19, 2019, 5:07 PM
I was a Prisoner at Santa Rita 50 Years Ago
In April 1969, one hundred Berkeley community activists transformed a vacant parcel of University of California owned land east of Telegraph Avenue and called it “People’s Park.” Homeless and transient individuals slept there, the hungry ate donated food, street...
May 19, 2019, 5:06 PM
Allergy Mom’s New Cookbook and The Date Lady With Cindy’s Corners
A New Allergy Friendly Cookbook More of us are faced with the issues of entertaining and even preparing meals that fit everyone’s dietary needs. And, as more people look for options in varieties of easy, cost-effective and healthy, a new...
May 19, 2019, 4:20 PM
Bye Bye, Eurovision Pie: Summing Up
So Madonna did come, and her performance was one of the highlights of the 4 hour grand finale of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.As she said, music brings the people of the world together. And to demonstrate her commitment...
May 19, 2019, 1:56 PM
Is My Career Right for Me?
You have been in your professional field quite a few years now. You have a stable job, with opportunities for advancement. People around you consider you a professional success. And yet, a little voice in your head keeps asking:...
May 19, 2019, 1:47 PM
BRI: Pulling the World towards China, and There’s Nothing You Can Do
Since President Xi’s announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, many projects have already been completed and taking form as we speak. Billions of dollars poured into infrastructure thirsty countries with a strong need for development....
May 19, 2019, 1:33 PM
Bizarre countries of the past
In 1579, Holland was a part of Spain Some may find this difficult to imagine. Like, was the sun in Holland brighter then than today? Did the Dutch people play flamenco guitar? It sounds unusual today, but in 1579 Países Bajos...
May 19, 2019, 12:51 PM
In appreciation of Chabad
In this past week's Torah portion, Emor, God tells us that a cohen is disqualified from performing the priestly temple service (and an animal is disqualified from being brought as an offering) if he has a "mum." Mum is...
May 19, 2019, 12:09 PM
Brother where art thou? A call to join the defense of Israel’s right to exist
A firsthand experience of antisemitism on American college campuses through the lens of an Israeli citizen.