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Nov 30, 2020, 10:25 AM
Letters and Voices, Part 1: Ed from Miami Beach
Death and divorce prevented my brother Cooper and me from knowing our grandparents. My mother’s parents both died in 1959 before I was 3 years old, and a deep rift after my parents’ divorce led to almost no contact...
Nov 28, 2020, 11:15 AM
The stupid, greedy, filthy role model
The ancient Israelites didn’t think much of dogs, which is a shame because they do seem to have thought much about them. Think of an epithet you wouldn’t want to have hurled at you, and some prophet or psalmist...
Nov 26, 2020, 5:35 PM
Why I Care (and Write) about the World
Recently, I have received some questions about my interest in “worldly” matters. These readers seem to believe that kabbalists should take no interest in the material world and current affairs. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Kabbalists...
Nov 21, 2020, 5:06 PM
Remembering the Yom Kippur war
Since October 6th, the official date according to the Gregorian Calendar of the War which broke out on the sacred day of prayer YOM KIPPUR, there have been endless TV and radio talk shows, both on radio and television....
Nov 19, 2020, 5:39 PM
'Safe sex' means more than protection
It takes maturity to realize that physical pleasures do not always leave us feeling good
Nov 19, 2020, 4:26 PM
A treasure of information
Many readers of the Bible have mistaken ideas about the places mentioned in the Bible. The book "Places in the Parasha" is a very good book, with chapters for each of the more than fifty Torah readings in synagogues...
Nov 18, 2020, 5:48 PM
A Village In Nazi Germany
Kippenheim, a village in Germany's southwestern Baden region, is nestled in the foothills of the picturesque Black Forest. On the eve of World II, Kippenheim's population was 1,800. Fifty eight percent of its residents were Catholics and 33 percent...
Daniel A. Weiner
Nov 18, 2020, 12:10 AM
Debate, Denial, and The Will to Endure
Every dispute that is for the sake of Heaven, will in the end endure; But one that is not for the sake of Heaven, will not endure. Which is the controversy that is for the sake of Heaven? Such...
Nov 18, 2020, 12:06 AM
How Online Nostalgia Shapes Political Perceptions
On Nostalgia Nostalgia is a basic human emotion. Strangely, it is a combination of two contradictory emotions- a sweet longing for the past and a pain emanating from the fact that the past can never be fully experienced again. Throughout...
Yehonatan Ben Israel
Nov 17, 2020, 7:26 PM
Toldot: Shepherds and and Hunters
"I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend." --J.R.R Tolkien, from his book in the Lord of the...