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Jun 7, 2018, 11:21 PM
Intrafaith Dialogue for Jews: Healing the Divisions Created by History and Politics
I spent three days at the Yemenite Conference organized in conjunction with the American Sephardi Federation. The Conference was focused on Jewish Muslim relations in Yemen, but of course touched on many other issues - the Yemenite experience of...
Jun 6, 2018, 8:20 PM
Game of Thrones: An Allegory for the Middle East?
Much has been made of the hit HBO television show, “Game of Thrones,” being based off of medieval European history. Indeed, some suggest that the Lannisters and Starks are based off of the Lancaster and York Houses from the...
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...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
May 25, 2018, 3:56 PM
How were the princes appointed?
In Parshat Naso (Bamidbar 7:2) we read: “The princes of Israel (nesiim), the heads of their fathers’ household, brought offerings; these were the princes of the tribes, they stood by during the counting. According to Bamidnar Raba 12:17, the princes...
Apr 25, 2018, 9:20 AM
Teachable Jewish moments in “The Death of Stalin”
The film "The Death of Stalin" is getting rapturous reviews for its stellar cast and comic touches about the machinations of Joseph Stalin's cronies in the days before and after the tyrant's death in March 1953. I found it...
Apr 4, 2018, 11:08 PM
“Just in Case”: The Russian émigré Mindset
The foreground of the photograph displays a small figurine from Dresden, a man dressed in a three-piece suit awaits a woman who is gracefully emerging from her carriage ride. The horse patiently waits as the driver, astutely sitting at...
Mar 30, 2018, 10:44 PM
Tasting Our Journey: What will make this seder night different from all others?
Jewish tradition, as we know it, is not entirely inscribed in the ink on the parchment of a Torah scroll. Rather, the dark letters interact with the space around them, which is filled with imagination and logic, invisible questions...
Feb 25, 2018, 9:36 PM
Tired, Huddled Masses
Riddle: What do Somalia, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Egypt, Cape Town, Korea, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and the Congo all have in common? Answer: These countries provide the people who work in professions and affiliated jobs small and great in America’s workforce. During...
Feb 18, 2018, 12:19 AM
Remy’s Vision about How to Kill Anti-Semitism and Anti-Igboism
I understand anti-semitism well, much more than many people in the world because I am an Igbo who has studied both Hebrew, Igbo, and Jewish history. I have also studied anti-semitism, and how anti-semites have targeted the Jewish people....
Feb 8, 2018, 9:06 PM
Personal Sacrifice as Self-Preservation
Over the many articles I’ve written in recent months, I’ve always known that there is one topic about which I wanted to write, but I lacked a sense of having a clear message. And while I am still not...