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GUEST COLUMN: USY interdating decision was a mistakeBy amending its policy on interdating among its leaders, the youth arm of the Conservative movement, United Synagogue Youth (USY), has given us yet...read more...
Blessed be today, for the future is uncertainIn his classic work The Black Swan,  Nassim Nicholas Taleb notes that we must expect the unexpected. As he notes, almost all great discoveries...read more...
A great adventureWhen I was in my last year of college, my parents and in-laws tried to convince me to become a teacher. I refused. I wanted to go to graduate school...read more...
What makes a Jewish leader?  It takes chutzpah to step into the role, but for those who anchor their leadership in Jewish values, it’s never about them. It’s...read more...
Football and the JewsFootball fans are gearing up for the Super Bowl, North America’s largest annual professional sporting event. As the country’s best...read more...
BACKSTORY: A saint in the age of demonsPope Francis’ recent visit to Turkey coincided with the 70th anniversary of one of the most daring rescue operations of World War II, conceived...read more...
WRY BREAD: Chanukah the whole year throughWith the New Year upon us, most of us have put away our Chanukah decorations – and with them, the spirit of the holiday season – not to...read more...
Time to expose hypocrisy of campus anti-ZionistsPart of the reason why most of my pro-Israel advocacy, on campus and off, focuses on building a positive, proactive Zionist vision is because much...read more...
I guess you missed the jokeFor my first CJN column of 2015, I’ll be dealing with something I wrote about in 2014.   A strange way to start the new year? Yes, but I...read more...
The power of the pulpit  Talmudic and halachic brilliance has its place, but the pace and intensity of the synagogue rabbinate, as well as tending to congregational...read more...

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