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Feb 11, 2019, 7:48 PM
Exploiting Ori Ansbacher’s murder to attack feminism
Ori Ansbacher z”l’s family has yet to get up from the shiva mourning week for their daughter, who was brutally raped and stabbed to death in a Jerusalem forest last Thursday. I went into full, heart-galloping, face-draining code-red mode...
Jan 27, 2019, 12:49 AM
To Tamika Mallory and Michelle Alexander from a daughter of slaves
I know the lasting humiliation of the lash on one’s parents’ backs
Dec 3, 2018, 12:40 PM
When Hanukkah paranoia is small potatoes
Did the New York Times diss latkes when it recently took down french fries?
Oct 16, 2018, 7:10 PM
Debugging Israel’s hospitals – a DIY guide
If the Israeli medical establishment isn't going to do all it can to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, you have to
Aug 19, 2018, 3:18 PM
Would I wear a Holocaust number around my neck?
How to transmit historical memory is not just a matter for the children and grandchildren of Shoah survivors
Jul 26, 2018, 3:29 PM
Quiz for olim: Have you become Israeli?
You've got attitude, but is it enough? From the army to the weather and customer service, test your new norms
Jun 19, 2018, 1:27 PM
Play the Holocaust card, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
A time when children are torn from their parents is the right time for comparisons to the darkest history
Jun 10, 2018, 12:22 PM
When Israelis feel safe and Americans don’t
My friends and relatives in the US were concerned for my safety, but I feel no sense of danger
Apr 17, 2018, 2:21 PM
The asylum seekers and the flag
Sudanese families were dumped in my town in 2007; we welcomed them -- from both ends of the political spectrum
Mar 27, 2018, 7:11 PM
Playing the Holocaust card on Passover
A Sudanese man came to the clinic with hands bloodied from barbed wire; how could I not think of my murdered grandmother?
Varda Spiegel was Nurse-Director of the Bedouin Mobile Unit of the Negev, later serving as Maternal-Child Health Director for the Ministry of Health Jerusalem District. I am a grandmother, mother, and beachbum.