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With all the agitation advocating the removal of monuments themed to historical personalities such as Gen. Robert E. Lee, let’s consider whether offensives closer to our times warrant our … more
The newly appointed Middle East director at the State Department has a long record of criticizing and pressuring Israel. Isn’t anybody at the White House paying attention to who’s being … more
Two weeks ago, Caroline Glick wrote that President Trump’s national security adviser, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, was “deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump.” This charge is … more
Elor Azaria has gone to jail. He is the Israeli soldier who faced a terror attack, then shot dead a Palestinian who was already neutralized. Whether you think that he is a good soldier who … more
In broad term terms, our parasha, Re’eh, divides meat for consumption into two distinct categories — b’sar korban (sacrificial meat) and b’sar ta’aveh (chulin, or … more
I am sure I am not alone in my disgust when seeing an article or video about an event on the other side of the world in which (most often a woman) is put to death through stoning, or some other … more
My husband Jerry and I have been invited to twelve weddings this summer. As of today we have attended seven.  Seven outfits, pairs of shoes and evening bags. Hair, makeup and — oh, yes … more
The Jewish Star is pleased to welcome Joni Schockett to our roster of contributors. Joni has been writing about food and more for 20 years, including as a columnist for The Jewish Advocate of Boston. … more
None of us remembers exactly what it was we were supposed to have done, and what it was that had so enraged them, but our sergeants were on the warpath and it was clearly … more
Several years ago I introduced to this column the precious scholarship of a Canadian rabbi, Reuven Bulka. His many books and essays span the gamut of Jewish learning that surely deserves your … more
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