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Sep 17, 2019, 12:10 AM
What’s like got to do with it?
“Do I like you?” “Are you believable?” During a conference call, this was posited as what really matters to prospects when those positioning themselves as advisors in any capacity try to get business. Believable. Believable is not the same as credentialed, learned, experienced. After all,...
Sep 9, 2019, 9:35 AM
In this week’s news, Jewish students were hospitalized following an attack by Arab youth in Poland, Barcelona’s largest synagogue was vandalized with the graffiti to “Free Palestine,” a Texan judge who sentenced a Jewish inmate to death called him “that f—kin’ Jew” and said that...
Sep 2, 2019, 8:02 PM
A time to learn
Learning and growing are important to me. I’ve gone back to school. I just applied for a leadership institute and this year, for the first time, I dipped my toe into LimmudFest at Ramah Darom. Started in 2008, it is part of a bigger experience...
Aug 20, 2019, 8:25 AM
What was and what could’ve been – Rashida Tlaib and choices made
The last few days have been a roller coaster of action and reaction, of poor choices and escalating consequences, each of which have driven attention and energy away from progress. In recapping what happened, I also propose what could’ve been. And I say: those who...
Aug 13, 2019, 7:57 AM
How good and how pleasant
This past weekend, my husband and I and our random children (his two sons and my three sons and daughter-in-law) took a break from the world around us. For our family, with kids ranging in age from 19 to 28, we rented a cabin in...
Aug 5, 2019, 9:52 PM
The paths to peace
Recently, I’ve seen a number of suggestions for how both sides could end the current situation. Each of these paths to peaceful coexistence offers milestones along the way. While some may use an incremental plan in order to build trust, I do believe for anything...
Jul 29, 2019, 8:25 PM
A surmountable problem
Why is Zionism equated by some with racism? Why is anti-Zionism anti-Semitic in nature? I contend part of this has to do with mistaken definitions. A friend of mine believes that the fact that each side defines the term Zionism differently is okay because they...
Jul 22, 2019, 8:01 PM
How to welcome Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib to Israel
Earlier last week, Congresswomen Ihlan Omar and Rashida Tlaib announced their plan to go to Israel. A flurry of headlines followed; the country might not let them in given a controversial law that allows Israel to prohibit entry to BDS supporters. But Israel’s envoy to...
Elana Bekerman Frank
Jul 10, 2019, 4:55 PM
All About Embryo Donation: A JFF interview w/CEO of Embryo Connections
A JFF interview with Deb Roberts, CEO/Founder of Embryo Connections Cryo-preserved embryos donated from one family to another can be the most viable route to parenthood for intended parents struggling through the fertility journey. This little-known route to conception has been growing over 2.5 times faster than any...
Jul 8, 2019, 10:54 PM
The Democratic Party: A growing divide
It’s one thing for a country not to unite to find common ground. It’s quite another for a single political party to publicly take a path to splitting. In the case of the country, it’s part and parcel of the divisive, self-righteous, selfish people we’ve...