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Robert L. Wolkoff
Jul 6, 2018, 11:18 PM
Liberal Jews Cause Earthquakes. Who Knew?
It is no coincidence that Parshat Pinchas, which centers on blind zealotry, always comes during the build up to Tisha B’av, which commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem—which was destroyed, the rabbis tell us, because of sinat...
Jul 1, 2018, 3:20 PM
Naked before G-d
At the Western Wall, where we bare our souls before our Maker, Marisa Papen instead displayed haughty flesh
Allan T. Marks
Jun 30, 2018, 12:51 AM
Empathy must conquer fear
No battles are as fierce as the ones fought between brothers. I speak not of the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, but of the rifts between right and left in Israel, and between Israeli and Diaspora Jews. Outsiders seldom...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jun 28, 2018, 12:39 PM
Posing naked in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem
I understand the happiness of making a living through one's craziness, so the delight of exhibitionists who are able to shock, get publicity and make lots of money from exposing themselves. The question is, however, can society tolerate this. There...
Jun 27, 2018, 5:51 PM
10 night freebies in Jerusalem
From the Chord Bridge to the Western Wall, this city yields new perspectives after dark
Jun 24, 2018, 10:34 AM
A Tale of Two T-Shirts
As a girl, my morning routine began by staring in the mirror with dread, sulking as I straightened my school uniform’s collar. The uniform taunted me with its neutrality, its sameness. I wanted to “wear my heart on my...
Jun 17, 2018, 12:59 AM
Women of the Wall, please don’t stifle our voices!
Anat Hoffman’s assertion that Women of the Wall (WOW) are somehow empowering the Orthodox women, reminded me of Rudyard Kipling’s 100-year-old poem, in which he exalts the virtue of colonialism as the only way to enlighten the uncivilized savages. Take...
Jun 13, 2018, 1:58 PM
How dare Israel deny a Ugandan Jew citizenship!
When your community has been practicing Judaism for 100 years, nobody should question your right to make aliyah
Jun 12, 2018, 8:39 AM
Guardians of the ‘Jewish’ Galaxy, the End of the Zionist Dream…
Years ago, long after I had served as a Lone Soldier in the Sinai, I learned, according to the Rabbis, I might not be Jewish. It did not matter that my father had a special tattoo on his left forearm,...
Jun 5, 2018, 8:00 PM
Don’t America’s liberal rabbis have better things to do than snipe at Israel?
Why smearing Democrats as “Anti-Israel” wont sway voters The above headline appears in the February 4th issue of Forward, although I will not be reading the pearls of wisdom written by its author Aaron Davis a former Obama flunky now re-tooled...