November 14, 2018

Opinion

Sometimes in the midst of destruction, there is holiness. Sometimes in the smoke and ashes, there is kindness, love and meaning.
It’s been almost a year since I drove to the Los Angeles Gun Club and shot a gun for the first time. I remember how I trembled at the awesome power of...
In the middle of the euphoria and hysteria that greeted last week’s U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it was a story about...
WARNING: This is serious stuff. Human life is at stake. If you are looking for confirmation of preconceived narratives, stop.
In 1970, Tom Wolfe coined the term “radical chic” to describe how socialites and celebrities were adopting radical political causes to advance...
My husband, Danny, hopped into the front seat of the Uber and I got in the backseat. I immediately noticed the smell of weed. Bobby, the driver,
I was startled awake from my Shabbat afternoon nap by the sounds of sirens and shouting coming from the Jerusalem street outside the apartment...
Nothing I’m about to say is in any way a defense of the men who commit acts of sexual harassment at work or elsewhere. They’re swine and deserve...
Last week, Republicans did what they always do when they have power: They passed an across-the-board tax cut. Not a single Democrat voted for...
I recently stopped in at one of my favorite shops in Manhattan, a small boutique on upper Madison Avenue. I try to avoid the place because...
“What is Judaism?” asks Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. “A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization?”
Killing children, no matter the number, is the ultimate crime against the present and future. The Jewish people having suffered the unfathomable...
Two little groom figurines hover above today’s Supreme Court’s arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Thursday, Nov. 16, in Jerusalem is a day that I will never forget. The day began with a moving prayer service at Robinson’s Arch,
When Polish Jew Raphael Lemkin proposed a new law to prevent “acts of barbarity” at a law conference in Madrid in October 1933,
As a Jewish girl growing up in a non-Jewish suburb, I often wondered, while reading “The Diary of Anne Frank,” which of our neighbors would have hidden...
Shabbat begins. I follow Rabbi Reuven Wolf into 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn — Chabad World Headquarters. The prayer space is packed...
On a family trip to Mexico City last week, we decided to spend Shabbat doing one of the most unrestful activities I can think of — we hiked up a pyramid.
“Who is it that I aspire to be?” asks Mr. Browne in the new film “Wonder.” “That is the question we should be asking ourselves all the time.”
When I left for Israel recently for a quick one-week trip to visit my son, I didn’t expect I’d be experiencing a cross section of Israeli society.
Ellen Koontz, a Kansas contract schoolteacher, is asking a federal judge to re-affirm the anti-Jewish boycott campaign begun by Adolf Hitler on April 1,
Two weeks ago, we looked eastward and saw 60,000 Polish nationalists, with hatred in their hearts, marching against Jews & Muslims.
If an American holiday falls on the Jewish calendar, does it make a sound? That’s a question we American immigrants ask ourselves annually with...
Jews always say that words create worlds. I thought of this as I listened to Jewish-Guatemalan writer Eduardo Halfon speak at the Jewish American...
When you have a child with significant disabilities, you get used to hearing “no.” From nationally recognized speech therapists who say, “Sorry,
Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Although he wasn’t talking about Jewish...
As I write, Facebook feeds me a story of a play at a prestigious university that satirized political correctness and was shut down for...
So, now we know. We know that credibility of accusers is less important than political identity of the accused. We know that the extent of...
About a decade ago, when I was trying desperately to conceive, I read an essay by a woman who was traumatized by the fact that her obstetrician had...
America is in a lousy mood. Everything is a mess. This is how Matthew Continetti describes the state of the nation in National Review Online:
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