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Last Tuesday, after packing my car with two suitcases, radio broadcasting equipment, minyan bag including a “Make America Great Again” kippah, and one 29-year-old daughter, I made my … more
As I sit here waiting for another snowstorm to arrive, it is hard to believe that Purim is just around the corner. That means it is time to start making shalach manot and almost time to start using … more
For decades, American taxpayers have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into United Nations aid agencies that went to promote Palestinian propaganda wars against Israel. The most notorious is … more
This July, Argentina’s Jewish community will mark 25 years since the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were murdered and hundreds seriously wounded. It … more
Israel is currently preoccupied with its election campaign and America with its newly divided government, leaving both countries little attention to spare for issues beyond day-to-day politics. But … more
This is a deeply personal story that begins before I was born, when my grandmother Fanya seized her slender teenaged daughter — my mother Edyka — and pushed her out of the small vent at … more
In last week’s parsha, Ki Tisa, we learned of the scandal of the Golden Calf. Infamously, the Jewish people sinned with idol worship. Following that breach, the concept of forgiveness for a … more
In the fall of 2012, Israel was again preparing for war in response to the thousands of missiles being fired indiscriminately from the Gaza Strip into the population centers of southern Israel. … more
To hyphenate or not to hyphenate? One of the more enduring debates among scholars of anti-Semitism is whether to include the hyphen in the spelling of the word. A growing number of … more
The Yalkut Shimoni’s opening comment in his Midrashic exposition on Parshas Vayakhel is translated as follows: “Vayakhel Moshe, and Moshe gathered: Our Rabbis, the master … more
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