October 19, 2018

Opinion

Iran is experiencing the most significant wave of protests since the riots that erupted in 2009 following the presidential election.
Why would my mother serve an Arab kid before serving her own hungry children? I was about 6 years old, and my family was on one of those...
The Modern Language Association (MLA), the largest academic discipline-based faculty organization in the US has been debating resolutions to boycott...
Twelve seconds. That’s how long it took for my wife, Shawni, to respond to a text asking if she wanted to put our name on the list of families...
It happened by accident. Late one night, after scrolling through dozens of inspiring photos of friends running in the New York City Marathon,
It’s a good thing Jews don’t celebrate Christmas, because this last one would have been thoroughly spoiled. ’Twas the night before said holiday when...
An iconic photo has emerged from the protests in Iran. A young woman — fearless, determined, resolute — holds a long stick.
For the crime of shaking hands with her lawyer, cartoonist Atena Farghadani was forced to undergo a “virginity and pregnancy test” prior to her...
As 2017 comes to a close, the weariness and exhaustion generated by the Donald Trump presidency seem everywhere. Dinner conversations inevitably...
We were wrong. As Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky pointed out,
“It’s so great that you can be such a happy person,” she said as we watched our boys’ basketball game. The woman had just read my latest blog post —
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center once dutifully held a holiday concert. The annual show, put on in a small auditorium on the periphery of the medical campus,
At a time of crippling political division, the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on its initiative called “Restoring Internet Freedom”...
Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump made what was, according to the media, a cataclysmic decision: He declared that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel,
“This sacred city,” declared President Donald Trump last week, “should call forth the best in humanity.” It was somewhat of a Nixon-in-China moment,
For centuries, Jewish women across the world have told the story of Judith during Hanukkah season. In this cultural moment, it could not be more appropriate
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...
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