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Sep 24, 2018, 10:09 AM
This Is The Immigrant Holocaust
When I first heard about the separation of Mexican families who were crossing the border illegally, the first first thing I thought of was the Holocaust. World War II is happening again. (Or perhaps I should say, World War...
Sep 22, 2018, 12:27 AM
Rivers, rain, and morality (Sukkot 5779)
Our dependence on rain went beyond the need for water; it forged our very values as a nation
Joseph C. Kaplan
Sep 20, 2018, 8:09 PM
The Importance of Memory: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
I read in shul. Though my father wouldn’t have approved, it minimizes my talking during services and helps me keep up with once-inaccessible material that now is available with a simple click or two. My weekly shul reading includes articles only...
Raymond M. Berger
Sep 17, 2018, 1:22 AM
The Justice of Jewish Sovereignty on Native Soil
Anti-Israel advocates have distorted the history of Israel so that today, a Jew who arrived in Palestine in the 1890s is not called a Palestinian, while an Arab who arrived in 1945 is. This is part of the anti-Israel...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Sep 14, 2018, 3:29 PM
The additions keep us focused
The Aseret Yemei Tshuva (The Ten Days of Repentance beginning with Rosh HaShana and ending with Yom Kippur) are meant to be a time of repentance and introspection. This time of year is also an opportunity for us to...
Sep 13, 2018, 3:48 PM
Until the one way ticket
Hypothetically, this was supposed to be my easiest time in Israel. I’m already a pro at the packing and the plane ride, and I have a pretty okay sense of direction when it comes to the Greater Tel Aviv...
Sep 12, 2018, 2:37 PM
Fear, jealousy, and ego drive us apart
Pettiness and pride can destroy us, or we can try to connect more deeply, to become a people, a family (Fast of Gedaliah)
Jose Eriel Muniz Gomez
Sep 9, 2018, 1:29 AM
MYTH: Israel was created by displacing Palestinians
In 1947, the British--like they did in many of their colonies-- lowered their flag from the British Mandate of Palestine, closed their military bases and went home. This tendency of theirs explains why today they enjoy the "privilege" of...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Sep 5, 2018, 8:27 PM
Rosh HaShana and September 11
Rosh HaShana and September 11 coincide this year. Those of us who were living in New York City seventeen years ago can probably recount every moment of how the day unfolded. I remember taking my son, Dov to two year nursery...
Sep 5, 2018, 5:59 PM
Americans, the Holocaust is not about you
How do we tell the story of the Holocaust? Here in America, the Holocaust is taught from a distinctly American point of view. The story of the Holocaust typically begins in 1938, with a sudden explosion of hatred that penetrates...