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Jul 19, 2018, 2:48 PM
Arrest me: I too officiated at non-Orthodox weddings
How much more will it take for liberal Jewish leadership to say enough is enough?
Jul 16, 2018, 11:14 PM
Why not to fast on Tisha B'Av
Well, do you make decisions based on realpolitik, or based on religious value commitments?
Marci N. Bellows
Jul 11, 2018, 11:51 PM
Families Belong Together: The Jewish Promise of Justice
My sweet son, Spencer, snoozed peacefully in my arms the other day. I cradled him and was consciously aware of the primal, and almost mystical, connection between parent and child. And, yet, it was impossible to enjoy the tenderness...
Raymond M. Berger
Jul 3, 2018, 11:27 PM
Immigration Quandary: Is Sanctuary a Good Idea?
California’s sanctuary laws are really a form of delayed screening. The United States is a case study in bad immigration policy. In 1986 there were an estimated five million undocumented people in the US. The great majority of them have worked...
Jul 3, 2018, 7:49 PM
Lost. . . and found. . .
Lost. . .and found. . . It only takes a moment for a little one to slip out of sight. Even as you know that she has just toddled past the slide or peddled to the other side of the playground,...
Jul 3, 2018, 8:07 AM
Refugees and Security: Israel’s Dilemma in Southwest Syria
Israel is bracing for any scenario in the areas just east and southeast of the Golan Heights, as it expects heavy fighting between the Assad regime and rebels in the Dara’a province to continue. Syrian and Russian efforts to...
Jul 2, 2018, 7:21 AM
The Cause behind the Flight
April 9. 1948 was a date in pre-Israel history that, like Roosevelt’s remark of the Pearl Harbor attack, was “a day that will live in infamy” Most Israelis born after 1948 have probably never heard of the massacre in...
Jun 29, 2018, 2:31 PM
Israel Must Either Protect or Admit the Syrian Refugees
I am more upset and angry than I can remember. Despite an early agreement with the Russians and the Americans, the Syrian army is retaking the southern part of Syria that borders Israel and Jordan. There are reports that...
Marie van der Zyl
Jun 26, 2018, 5:01 PM
UK being ‘nicer than Trump’ on refugees is not good enough
Last week, an American newsreader broke down on live TV. Rachel Maddow was overcome with emotion while trying to read a report about babies and young children being forcibly separated from their parents by US authorities. While the newsreader apologised...
Jun 25, 2018, 11:18 PM
Why we should compare current events to the Holocaust
As a well-known aphorism tells us, a spurious comparison to the Holocaust devolves an argument to a standstill. But a well-placed comparison to the Holocaust can be a call-to-action, can help to highlight bias and create change. Last week, Nicholas...