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Swimming in San Francisco to Change the World!

Sydney is swimming from Bridge to Bridge to raise money for Glide Church! How can you help change the world?

Public Spaces and Mental Health in Times of COVID-19

The global quarantine measures in the face of COVID-19 have been unprecedented. And while Israel is still struggling to prevent a second lockdown, city...

Award-Winning Composer Jonathan Wolff on His Jewish Roots, the Greatness of Louisville

If you watched a lot of television in the 1980s, 1990s and/or 2000s, you have heard the work of Jonathan Wolff many times. In...

A Moment in Time: “We’re All in the Same Boat”

Dear all, When the pandemic began, my sister arranged for my participation through Gotham Group to share my Children’s book, “We’re All in the Same...

600,000 Followers is Pretty Good

These are those counted of the children of Israel: six hundred and one thousand and seven hundred and thirty As far as numbers go, that’s pretty...

Stumbling Upon French Jewish History

It’s only because I got lost, and it’s only because I’m an inexperienced driver who white-knuckles the wheel when I drive stick-shift anywhere that’s...

Find the Nazi! [Video]

The Bundestag, the German parliament, passed a motion in early July 2020 condemning Israel for its "annexation plans," a largely inaccurate term used to...

Ripple Effect: Shame

We all have things that we are ashamed of. If you’re reading this and you don’t think you do, seriously, you should be ashamed...

Home Shalom Monday Message #15

Home Shalom promotes healthy relationships and facilitates the creation of judgement free, safe spaces in the Jewish community. Home Shalom is a program of...

Drummer and Best-Selling Author Kenny Aronoff on His Multi-Faceted Career

Voted one of the top 100 drummers of all time by Rolling Stone, I have no doubt that you have heard the drumming of...

JewItAtHome: Creating Community during COVID19

Thank you to Rabbi Adam Lutz whose leadership has created "JewItAtHome" through his synagogue, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. He knew that...

Yelling at Rebels – a poem for Torah portion Chukat-Balak

Now listen, you rebels, can we draw water for you from this rock? Moses…not known for his witty banter not one to give the troops a hard...

In the Midst of a Pandemic is Now the Right Time for God?

I admit I’m a fair weathered God fan, when things are good I sing his praises and when things are bad I reach out...

The Definition of Insanity

When I was a kid, my friend Ronnie Rosenberg commonly said to me, "Does your face hurt? Because it's killing me!" Never has that...

How Israeli Scientists Are Monitoring Forest Health with Drones

“In the future, I believe this kind of work can be carried out solely by using drones."

Ripple Effect: Feathers

When I was on my morning walk, I saw a Native American man walking to the hospital that is near my house.   He was...

Josh Radnor and Ben Lee on New Album ‘Golden State,’ How Lee’s Bar Mitzvah Changed Him

Radnor & Lee is the musical project of Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Happythankyoumoreplease,” “Hunters”) and singer/songwriter Ben Lee (Noise Addict). In June 2020, the duo released its sophomore...

Once a Baker and Local Business Owner, Now the COVID-19 Police

It’s been a fair amount of time since I posted last. Even in this time of altered routines I’ve started to fall back into...

I Love You, Dolly

There was this woman in front of me in line at my favorite café in Bedoin. Younger than me, in shorts and sandals and freshly-showered...

Holding Your Breath For The Movies

Many have asked me the obvious Boaz question: Not going to the movies since March has put me into withdrawal, but am I going...

Home Shalom Monday Message #14

Home Shalom is dedicated to raising awareness of domestic abuse in the Jewish community, encouraging every synagogue and Jewish institution to become a safe...

We Said Go Travel Summer News DC (During #COVID19) June 2020

June News 2020 with We Said Go Travel: Welcome to Summer COVID-19. I have been in Los Angeles since...

A Moment in Time: Pride Comes in All Colors

Dear all, As we celebrate this month of Pride, I take a moment in time to reflect on the many trailblazers who enabled me to...

Donkeys Lead to More Donkeys – a poem for Torah Portion Korach

I have not taken a donkey from a single one of them Back in the day donkeys were like pennies. And if you’re reading this in the...

Forcibly Displaced: Story of Perseverance and Hope

The last time I saw my hometown Khojaly in Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region was the night of February 25/26, 1992. As we were fleeing the...

A Turning Point

(this was sent to my synagogue list on June 3rd, 2020) “My innards, my innards shudder! I writhe in pain! The walls of my heart...

Israel and the Co-Opting of Black Lives Matter: What’s a Jew to Do?

In the immediate wake of George Floyd’s death on May 25, I was proud of the swift response by Jewish leaders to condemn bigotry...

Ripple Effect: I Love You, Too

In my Zoom class the other day we were talking about how difficult it is to get rid of our negative thoughts.  We discussed how...

Becoming an Honorary Les Baux Resident

One funny thing about how much I adore Les Baux, is that the Provencal are not actually known for being very warm to outsiders. As...

Musings from the Bunker #102

MUSINGS TURNS 100 That says it all. It’s the simple things that matter… For 102 straight days, beginning Saturday March 14th, I have been writing this...

New Articles

Eagles Announce DeSean Jackson Will Be Disciplined but Will Remain on Team

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on July 10 that wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be disciplined over his social media posts but will remain on...

‘Free Palestine’ Spray-Painted on University of Wisconsin Hillel

Out of 44,411 students at the university, 5,200 of them are Jewish.

‘Spanish Schindler,’ Who Reportedly Saved Over 5,000 Jews During WWII, Finally Gets Tribute

“He never expected recognition or thought he had to have it.”

New York City’s Flagship Jcc Cuts 35% of Jobs as Pandemic Layoffs Continue

“They are vital to the core mission of the JCC,”

Israel Outlaws Solicitation of Prostitution

LGBTQ and women’s rights groups had sought to delay the law’s implementation.

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