November 17, 2018

Columnists

My 72 hours started on the afternoon of Nov. 8, when I wrote my bimonthly email: “Thank G-d for the Jewish Federation.”
The great poet Robert Frost wrote, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
American Jews headed to the polls on Nov. 6 spurred by concern over health care, gun violence and the predatory glances
I don’t think it’s overly dramatic to characterize the current state of American society as a cold Civil War.
Among the many tragedies of the past couple of weeks, on Oct. 24 the bodies of two young Saudi Arabian sisters were found near the Hudson
Within two weeks of the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh massacre, the following incidents were reported in New York City
This week, The Jewish world mourned the brutal slaughter of 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue — the deadliest anti-Semitic shooting attack in
On a picture-perfect Sunday afternoon, the waitstaff were proffering trays of vegetarian egg rolls, mini hamburgers and other hors-d'oeuvres.
We have entered a new era: the politicization of evil. Evil has been weaponized to score political points.
Shabbat was shattered with the news that 11 Jews were murdered in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
My name is “Jew.” My name is smoothed by centuries of storms, polished by the rolling river of time. My name is a diamond, born of...
Let’s say a young man sprays “John loves Sally” onto a wall to celebrate his new love. It might be a misdemeanor because it damages property,
In early October, as we began the cycle of reading the Torah again, I was in a vineyard in Israel, celebrating a friend’s wedding.
I wanted The Full American Experience so I can understand your ways, your cultural depths and the achievements of your nation-made-great
It's emerged again: A group with neo-Nazi sympathies has littered universities with anti-Semitic flyers that seek to sow fear and hatred
I felt proud of Jack Nagel's indescribable generosity. After reading the third ad, I began to feel ashamed that I don’t prioritize giving.
Every day when I pick up my 9-year-old son from school, I face the reality that the #MeToo movement is operating in overcorrection mode.
Cereal makers boast about using deforestation-free palm oil and using recycled cardboard to manufacture their boxes. Should I sleep better
This week, the government of Saudi Arabia came under heavy, justified fire for its apparent murder of a Saudi citizen living in the U.S.
Half of the Persians in the room wanted something like Halloween... they believed they could compartmentalize their identities
Is there anything more Jewish than a debate about debates? I guess there could be a debate about the debate about debates.
Last week, sitting under the majestic neo-Renaissance ceiling of Cipriani’s downtown Manhattan restaurant, I listened
Wilshire Boulevard Temple will host a special screening of the Los Angeles premiere of “The City Without Jews,”
In just a few weeks, the Golden State has the opportunity to follow the Golden Rule with the passage of Proposition 10 on the Nov. 6 ballot.
I am not proud of this, but last week I lost my temper at a stranger.I very rarely lose my temper at anyone.
On the afternoon of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation, Reese, our new Yemenite neighbor, was visiting our apartment
For more than a decade, the question has been raised in blaring headline after blaring headline: Are College Degrees Becoming Obsolete?
Acquiring a car is a rite of passage — like a wedding or bar mitzvah — a cause for celebration, to be proclaimed with food and music.
Indeed, the Days of Awe are exactly that — awesome. We emerge with a sense of wonderment about our bodies, our place in the universe and
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