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Issue of Oct. 2, 2009 / 14 Tishrei 5770 hen someone shows you who they really are, believe them. It's good advice in the schoolyard and in the workplace, but on the stage of history that … more
Issue of Oct. 2, 2009 / 14 Tishrei 5770 Stalin not such a bad guy? To the Editor: A recent article by Jay Gerber (“A myth destroyed”; September 4, 2009) alleges that Stalin was … more
Several years ago it seemed the height of irony when Madonna told an interviewer about the strict limits she set on her young daughter’s television viewing since so much of what is on TV … more
By Mayer Fertig Issue of Oct. 2, 2009 / 14 Tishrei 5770 Many books guide parents through the medical pitfalls of childrearing. This is the first we’ve seen that does so through the prism … more
Just the name, the Netziv, HaRav Naftali Tzvi Yehudah Berlin zt”l, should give a shiver of awe and inspiration to any knowledgeable Jew. His life’s story, as reflected in “My Uncle The … more
By Michael Orbach Oy, I’m getting ferklempt just thinking about “Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg,” a documentary by Aviva Kempner. For those of us not familiar with the heyday of radio and … more
Issue of Oct. 2, 2009 / 14 Tishrei 5770 Dear That’s Life, Scene: A family meal 35 minutes before the beginning of Yom Kippur. A niece who shall not be named is asked by her mother to … more
By Ari Lieberman In the course of doing research on the Second Lebanon War, I came across a Wikipedia article called “2006 Lebanon War.” Instinct told me to ignore the article and move … more
By Micah D. Halpern Issue of Oct. 2, 2009 / 14 Tishrei 5770 I am a member of a small select group. I am one of few people who believe that the United Nations serves an important … more
From the other side of the bench By David Seidemann Issue of Oct. 2, 2009 / 14 Tishrei 5770 Rosh Hashana, I’m too scared to eat. Yom Kippur, I’m not allowed to eat. Sukkos, I can eat … more
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