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Should we be single-issue voters? Many people vote for a leader based on how good they’ll be for Jews, but when we look to our own self-interest and preservation exclusively,...read more...
How can we make Jewish youth proud?When asked recently by a serious observer of current events to identify the most distressed Jewish communities in the world today, Natan (Anatoly)...read more...
Is it time to have a debate about the JNF?Beyond the recent brouhaha over the cancellation of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee as the keynote speaker for JNF-Ottawa’s Negev Dinner...read more...
My trip to South AfricaI recently went to South Africa. My son invited me to join his doctoral course, which explored the after-apartheid practices of colleges and...read more...
Excessive love of money brings out the worst in usA few months ago, I wrote of the story of Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, who introduced a minimum wage of $70,000 for all 120 of his...read more...
ASK ELLA: Affected by life-changing lossDear Ella, Last month I lost my mother at 92. For the last few years, she’d been deteriorating.  My father died nine years ago, so my...read more...
Israel needs its unique brand of Reform JudaismJust days before Tisha b’Av, I was among those fortunate enough to be invited to President Reuven Rivlin’s official residence for a very...read more...
BACKSTORY Do we rewrite our own history?I was once asked if traditional Jewish scholars rewrite history. My answer was that we did in the past, we no longer do it, thus we never did it....read more...
Matchmaker, modern matchmakerSholem Aleichem breathed life into her. Molly Picon gave her a voice. And she’s doing very well in the 21st century, thank you very much. Yente...read more...
The Tisha b'Av problemOne summer a friend sent me a still from the original King Kong movie. The black and white photo caught the famed giant ape atop the Empire State...read more...

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