December 11, 2018

Karen Lehrman Bloch

As a New York City parent, I knew something like this was in the offing. I just never thought it would be this egregious.
The evening that Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won Eurovision 2018, my son and I began to watch the biopic “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,”
When I was in my early 20s, I gently placed motherhood into the realm of: There is no question I want to do this, but later,
Last week, the Nation of Islam called the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a “racist spy agency.” “Sisters” Tamika Mallory and...
“The American left is quite different from the Israeli left,” said American-born Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi during a talk last...
I am a liberal And I’m here to take back the word from those who have hijacked it for their illiberal agendas. I am a liberal Which means...
It is written in the Talmud, “Ten measures of beauty descended upon the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem.”
The first time I encountered a “progressive bully” he was scaling the kitchen cabinets at his parents’ dinner party.
When you have a child later in life, there are many issues you don’t consider. For me, one of the more troublesome has been:
The morning I began to write this column, my son used the phrase, “Hello darkness, my old friend’’ while playing a video game.
“Farrakhan has pulled the cover off the eyes of the Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through,” Louis...
We are born unique, complex, imperfect. Into the universe of nature, often moral, often unjust. Into society, where we must sign a...
Amid the soul-searching that has followed the Florida shooting, there has been an implicit acknowledgement that there are in fact...
In the days following the Florida school shooting, all of the usual “guns are as American as apple pie” defenses came out as though...
In a magnificent, glassed corner office I visited on my trip to L.A. last week, I watched the setting sun create layers of golden...
This address was delivered by Karen Lehrman Bloch at the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Symposium 2018: “21st Century Woman.”
“That’s cool,” I said somewhat offhandedly to my son after he showed me something, well, cool. It’s not a word I use very often.
PQ: This was a Progressive Women’s March…so why don’t they call it that? On the morning of Jan. 20, some guy friends at my gym in...
I spend most of my time on Facebook criticizing the left. Pointing out all of the ways it has become illiberal.
Walking around the Neue Galerie on Fifth Avenue, one cannot help but notice the purity of art that doesn’t feel obligated to have a “message”...
An iconic photo has emerged from the protests in Iran. A young woman — fearless, determined, resolute — holds a long stick.
“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,
In 1970, Tom Wolfe coined the term “radical chic” to describe how socialites and celebrities were adopting radical political causes to advance...
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...
“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.”
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...
When Amedeo Modigliani arrived in Paris in 1906, at the age of 22, the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism spawned by the Dreyfus affair.
My 8-year-old, Alexander, is a tough kid. He’s not mean or aggressive; he’s just tough and has attitude. Increasingly, it's...
“Are you waiting for Shmuel?” “I’ve been waiting all my life for Shmuel,” I said. He laughed. “You’re funny.” We’re at the fax machine; it was my...
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