Sunday, September 20, 2020


Dr. Noam Weissman


Creating Resilience in the Age of COVID-19

“What is the secret sauce that holds a family together?” “What are the ingredients that make some families effective, resilient and happy?” In the...

Making November Israel History Month

One of the more interesting and telling social experiments is to ask someone the very simple question, “Who are you?” Have the person fill...

Choosing Life: The Jewish Secret to Survival

My mother, a clinical social worker in the Baltimore public school system, swears by the book “The Choice” by Edith Eva Eger. Eger survived...

Airbnb’s Decision Is a Teachable Moment

When Airbnb announced its decision to remove listings in Israeli settlements, supporters of Israel immediately expressed deep concern. While we can disagree about the specific...

Living in the Joy of Sukkot

One of my closest friends from childhood, who is of Russian descent, was recently at my 3-year-old daughter’s birthday party here in Los Angeles....

What Can We Learn From the Altalena?

The Altalena affair has gone down in the annals of Jewish history as the moment a civil war was averted. A mere five weeks after...

We Should Sacrifice, Not Just Celebrate

Yizkor stickers. Standing at attention. The blaring of a siren. Reading the names of fallen soldiers. For many schools, these are the time-honored hallmarks of...

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Israelis Brace for High Holidays in Shadow of Second Lockdown

The Ministry of Health says 5,238 new cases have been confirmed between Thursday and Friday, setting yet another negative record. Restriction on movement is somewhat relaxed from 500 yards from one's home to 1,000 yards.

A Tale of Two High Holidays: Why Orthodox Jews Are Going to Synagogue While Everyone Else Is on Zoom

(JTA) – At the Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this year’s High Holidays will be anything but normal. With eight services happening in various...

Remembering the Life and Work of the Woman who Championed Women’s Rights: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Holocaust Monuments Vandalized With Swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Police are investigating the instances of vandalism.