June 20, 2019

Rob Eshman

ROB ESHMAN is publisher and editor-in-chief of TRIBE Media Corp./Jewish Journal. Email him at robe@jewishjournal.com. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @foodaism and @RobEshman.
“So, I’m going to this iftar,” one says. “At Wilshire Boulevard Temple.” An iftar is the traditional evening break-fast meal during the month of Ramadan.
David Wolpe is a well-regarded rabbi who likes speaking out on public issues. So it is a little odd that he is now saying that rabbis shouldn't speak out.
When I told my wife how much I liked “Wonder Woman,” she said, “I bet you did.” Well, yes, if I have to watch someone run around in spandex for two hours.
It was a war the world had never seen — pre-emptive, daring, lightning fast. In six days — 132 hours — one small army defeated five.
Let the record show: On May 23, 2017, Donald Trump updated his Twitter header to display a photograph of himself standing at the Western Wall.
It occurred to me that on the Israel-Palestinian issue, Trump had come out of the gate in a far more effective way than his predecessors.
During the traditional liturgy of the Passover meal, the haggadah, we lift up the matzo and say aloud, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.”
Two weeks ago I took my sourdough starter outside for some fresh air. I sat on a bench in the garden and read a book. My starter sat beside me.
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