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Oct 18, 2020, 9:28 AM
Refua Shlaima Rabbi Sacks
For the record, I'm not a Jonathan Sacks groupie. The Lord Rabbi business -- the flashy displays of secular erudition are not my cup of tea, but this week Rabbi Sacks has won my heart. What has he done? Written...
Oct 10, 2020, 2:35 PM
COVID-19 hit my Orthodox Israeli town hard. Here’s how we stopped the spread.
Our rabbis, doctors and local government officials are all on the same page, and everyone – men, women, even small children – wears a mask
Oct 4, 2020, 1:06 PM
Be Happy: Heavenly Sounds for Succoth
There are hard days for happiness. Our planet's leaders, Donald Trump, who, like it or not, heads the physical world, and Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, who heads the spiritual one, are both down with COVID. The future looks hazy if not...
Oct 1, 2020, 2:03 PM
Amy, wear your mask
When I began drafting this post, I wanted to praise Amy Coney Barrett, the Indiana Federal Judge, whom US President Donald Trump nominated to the Supreme Court. Among numerous other credentials, Barrett is the mother of seven kids—including two Haitian adoptees,...
Sep 22, 2020, 5:07 PM
Setting the Record Straight on RBG
There's a much to learn from the late supreme court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her tenacity, her work ethic, her courage in soldiering on into her late eighties after losing her beloved husband, and being diagnosed with cancer are...
Sep 6, 2020, 1:57 PM
Whither America, Childless Kamala
I dont know her personal story, the intimate details that led up to this choice but Kamala Harris, the democrat's Veep nominee is childless. This fact makes her the poster girl for a growing and troubling trend. In the...
Aug 17, 2020, 7:11 PM
Online Courses and Conferences — COVID-19’s Surprising Upside
COVID-19 is expanding my world. No, I’m not flying anywhere, not even to the “green” countries I can visit on my Israeli passport. Other than the occasional supermarket run and a weekly synagogue visit I’m mostly sheltering in place...
Aug 14, 2020, 6:57 PM
An Open Letter to Jewish Trump Supporters
Yes, the US is a free country and yes US Jews have full voting rights in, something our ancestors in medieval Europe never imagined in their wildest dreams. Yes, we should vote. Democracy is fueled by an electorate that cares...
Sep 29, 2016, 10:11 PM
Some Unpolitically Correct Remarks About the Shimon Peres Funeral
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Shimon Peres kicked the bucket. Finally at 93. Baruch Dayan Ha'emet. Because he died with his boots on—while he was no longer president he was still politically active when he suffered...
Mar 14, 2016, 7:34 PM
Yisrael Kristal: Light Onto the Nations
Today is one of those rare days when the limelight shines on someone who is neither a politician, a movie star, an outstanding athlete or a billionaire (tech or otherwise). Today a retired Haifa candy maker named Yisrael Kristal...
Carol Ungar is a prize-winning author who writes from the Judean Hills.