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Whenever I participate in a raffle, with great anticipation I wait for the drawing, which will declare me, as usual, a loser. And my losing ticket? Ends up in the garbage, of course. The mature … more
Is peace still possible between Israelis and Palestinians? After the events of the last 25 years, the answer from most Israelis seems to be “not for the foreseeable future.” But it is … more
Jibril Rajoub is many things — a convicted terrorist, a former West Bank security chief, a former confidante of the late Yasser Arafat, and now the head of both the Palestinian Football … more
Kites are colorful fabrics attached to a string, soaring on the wind like a bird, with the added frill of petite bows attached to the string, the stuff of a child’s summer joy. Balloons are … more
Michael Chabon gave the most remarkable commencement speech in the history of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform movement’s flagship … more
There was a time when what the socialist representing Vermont in the Senate said about Israel didn’t matter much. But the days of Sen. Bernie Sanders being an irrelevant eccentric are long … more
A friend of mine once shared part of the process he used to interview prospective students at his high school. The boys were invited to a full day of interviews, tests and experiences. In the … more
We are a nation that cherishes the memories of those who have passed on, leaving legacies of deep faith and commitment to our G-d and our people. Among the greatest was Rabbi Dr. Aharon … more
When it comes to the Palestinian “original sin” theory of Israel’s creation, there are two key milestones: the flight of approximately 750,000 Arab refugees during the 1948 War of … more
It is officially the beginning of summer. The weather may not agree, but Memorial Day has come and gone and it’s time for easy summer livin’. Now we can relax with cookouts and … more
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