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Dec 27, 2018, 10:37 PM
Dream Dream Dream (In memoriam, Kalman Krohn, obm)
I first heard the song ‘Dream Dream Dream’ by the Everly Brothers some 55 years ago. It was in a dorm room at Mesivta Torah Vodaath located then on South 2nd Street in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn. By then the song...
Jul 9, 2018, 5:45 PM
How I just made a total fool of myself
(Or how could I, of all people, not know that stealing is ok if you go to a haredi yeshiva?) My membership at the Mamila Hotel health club includes use of its subterranean swimming pool. When I entered the pool...
Jun 6, 2018, 7:02 PM
Remembering Lebanon — Purity of Arms
The soldier shall make use of his weaponry and power only for the fulfillment of the mission and solely to the extent required; he will maintain his humanity even in combat. The soldier shall not employ his weaponry and...
May 30, 2018, 5:47 PM
For Memorial Day, Thank You to the Liberators
Suffering does not move armies, but suffering does move soldiers. Much as we might wish it otherwise, World War II was not fought to save the Jews. It was fought to stop aggressive countries from changing the balance of power...
May 28, 2018, 7:43 AM
My Memorial Day gift to my daughter
Someday my kindergartener will know this day honors those who sacrificed their lives -- but not just yet
Dana Janine Diamond
May 27, 2018, 8:07 PM
Saluting the Brave
You can count on me to be a voice of good cheer on this holiday weekend. More school children were gunned down in America than US soldiers were killed in battle last year. Black men are 13 times as likely to...
May 25, 2018, 10:16 PM
This weekend, millions of Americans will celebrate Memorial Day. To many of them MD is merely a day off from work, a day to gather with friends and relatives, watch sports, barbecue, or maybe go away for a mini-vacation....
May 25, 2018, 8:14 PM
Would You Say Kaddish for Terrorists — at Gunpoint?
After reading Leah Jordan’s blog posting (I’m Proud to Have Led Kaddish), I feel compelled to stop everything I am doing in order to respond - as respectfully and non-confrontationally as I can muster. After all, the author is...
May 18, 2018, 9:56 AM
The Hamas Zombie Death Cult Pogrom
Its the stuff of nightmare we've only seen in Zombie flicks (think World War Z, Mad Max:Fury or Night of the Living Dead): homicidal berserkers in rampaging waves fall upon a peaceful group who must repel the horde with all...
May 2, 2018, 2:45 PM
The Haredi Spring
The young people of Israel's ultra-Orthodox community are making their move to integrate into Israeli society