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Feb 14, 2019, 3:59 PM
Eli Yishai’s hatred is not just for my kids
The Yachad party's desperate campaign is loaded with homophobia and a list of other hatreds
Jan 29, 2019, 2:24 PM
3 years since the Kotel agreement: We won't give up
Though the deal is frozen, Women of the Wall’s mission was and remains to enrich the landscape of Jewish life for all
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 10, 2019, 2:07 PM
Give Trump a wall greater than China’s!
Dear Mr. Deal Maker! Let's make a deal. We declare the US a province of the State of Israel. That way, our Wailing Wall will be in the US. Already for 2000 years, it doesn't let one Mexican pass...
Jan 6, 2019, 4:29 PM
From the ‘Wall of Women’ to Women of the Wall
Last week, I was thrown off balance by a headline from one of Israel’s leading news outlets: “A Victory For Women of the Wall of India.” The article reported an astonishing 385-mile human chain, which consisted of five million Hindu...
Dec 23, 2018, 12:29 AM
We Need To Stand Strong On The Wall
A partial shutdown of the U.S. government went into effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning, because of a purely political fight over the border wall. In Judaism, our holiest place that we pray to three times a day is the...
Dec 6, 2018, 11:32 AM
Not My Kotel
Yesterday I participated in a candle lighting ceremony on the fourth night of Chanukah at the Kotel along with my partner (he doesn’t like the word husband; although a staunch feminist, it doesn’t bother me), as part of a...
P. David Hornik
Nov 18, 2018, 8:44 PM
The real rift between Israel and American Jewry
I was reading the other day where Brian Hook, the Trump administration’s point man on Iran, said among other things that “Now…we are in a position to really go after all the revenue streams Iran uses to fund Hamas...
Oct 25, 2018, 3:47 PM
Bibi has made Israel a country of broken promises
I want to believe the prime minister, but he leaves me little room to do so
Shulamit S. Magnus
Oct 23, 2018, 10:10 PM
To the GA and Jewish Agency Chair Herzog: New Visions for Unity at the Kotel
The GA—the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America—is currently holding its annual meeting; this year, in Israel. High on its agenda is the simmering crisis in Israel-US Jewry’s relations. And high on the list of problems is...
Oct 21, 2018, 1:59 PM
A round table meeting
My appetite grew with each whiff of fresh bourekas in the Carmel Market. My friend Cheryl and I ordered a platter of savory pastries to share. Typical of the Carmel Market on Friday afternoon, the tiny eatery was packed,...