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For those of you who know my husband Jerry (and if you don’t know him, you haven’t been paying close enough attention to my columns!) you know that he’s a bit of a talker. Wait, who … more
If they ever give out membership cards, Pat Buchanan would be a card-carrying anti-Semite. One of his favorite ways to slander the Jewish people is to blame them for inciting every American war or … more
As welcome as the remarkably diverse condemnations of Mahmoud Abbas’s latest anti-Semitic speech have been over the last few days—with UNESCO’s new director-general, the New York … more
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s outrageous remarks about Jews may have rocked the world, but they also exposed the international community’s disinterest in the positions held … more
Recent events in Durham, N.C., raise troubling questions about the BDS movement and its supporters. In April, the city of Durham passed a resolution banning its police department from taking part … more
The older I get, the more I understand about how painful a place the biblicalir miklat, the city of refuge or sanctuary city, was. According to seferBamidbar, there were six of them … more
Some years ago, I attended a conference that attracted rabbis and academics. At lunch, I found myself sitting next to a gentleman whose nametag indicated that he was a “Professor.” Given … more
The concluding verse of parashaBechukotai, and of seferVayikra, contains a phrase that is crucial for a holistic understanding of the Torah: “These are the commandments (aleh … more
This week’s column once again is devoted to our people’s love and deep devotion to the sanctity of Jerusalem and the celebration of Yom Yerushalayim this coming Saturday night and Sunday, … more
The opening comments of Midrash Rabba on parshaBechukotai address the Torah’s promise that those who follow G-d’s laws will be rewarded. King David was concerned for his own well … more
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