October 23, 2018

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The recent German national elections that saw the nationalistic AfD  (Alternative for Germany) Party gain nearly 13 percent of the vote — placing...
Cinnamon is one of my favorite scents around this time of year. It brings back memories of my mom’s homemade apple pie, and how I’d stare at the...
West Coast Jewish Theatre often stages works that spotlight underrepresented aspects of Jewish history and culture. Its plays have broached subjects...
In “Jewish Comedy: A Serious History” (Norton), author Jeremy Dauber makes it clear that — at least in his opinion — Jewish jokes are no laughing matter.
The original force behind the news and opinion website Huffington Post (HuffPost) and the wellness startup Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington also is...
There are moments when everything changes. In my lifetime, one of these was seeing the picture of our planet Earth from space.
On Oct. 16, Iraqi armed forces and Iran-supported Shia militias moved into the disputed town of Kirkuk, bringing the country close to civil war. 
No lives were lost when the Tubbs Fire tore through URJ Camp Newman near Santa Rosa in Northern California, incinerating most of its structures.
So now we face yet another assault on the health and safety of our nation due to the barrage of efforts by the current administration to dismantle certain..
On Oct. 12, President Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back a handful of Obamacare’s regulations. Patients and employers should celebrate...
Ever since I was a child, I have been terrified of rooms full of children — a strange trait for a Hebrew-school teacher. Yes, I adore kids one-on-one...
Let me tell you what has scarred me for life. It wasn’t just the machete, or being beaten to a pulp, or the shock that I might soon be dead as my friend...
When Harvey Weinstein’s long and horrible history was made public, women spanning several continents were disgusted and outraged — but not surprised.
This year, I was especially looking forward to Yom Kippur. September had been exceptionally busy, and the downtime was a welcome change of pace.
As a woman, I don’t vote for women just because they’re women. As a feminist, I don’t vote for women just because they’re women.
I used to consider it a badge of honor that Harvey Weinstein once threatened me. By some twisted Hollywood calculus, it sort of meant you had made it.
As a style writer and fashion magazine editor, Joan Kron knows all about cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She wrote about them for 25 years as...
As a husband and father living in Las Vegas, I have been shaken to the core by the act of pure evil that transpired last week in our city.  
The physician who came to see me happened to be a Persian Jew.
Waking up to the news of the Las Vegas shooting, I saw headlines touting “the five things to know about the shooter.” As if that was all there was to know.
Means, motive, opportunity. For detectives, nailing down those is the perp trifecta.
When I first heard about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, my initial reflex was to see it through a Jewish lens: Oh no, I thought, not another Jewish scandal.
Country music star Jason Aldean, performing at the outdoor Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the night of Oct. 1, was just beginning a new song...
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