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Why We’re So Spooked by the Bomb Threats

It’s not as if our country isn’t used to violence. We lose thousands every year to gun shootings alone. In an open society, some...

Note to the General Assembly: We Need to Listen

“We Need to Talk,” the theme of this year’s Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) General Assembly in Tel Aviv, sounds like what people...

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: New-State or Pre-State Solution?

When it comes to the complicated Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there’s one simple fact that pretty much everyone agrees with: The attempts at a “two-state solution”...

The Kavanaugh Fiasco: Winning at all Cost

I was never this cynical. If anything, I like to believe people, even politicians. I’ve met some amazing politicians who work very hard and...

Why Are Israeli Voters So Stubborn?

Critics of Israel have trouble understanding why Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu remains the most popular politician in Israel. He is under constant threat...

The Sins God Can’t Forgive

If Harvey Weinstein went to synagogue on Yom Kippur hoping God would forgive him for his hideous sins against women, he’d be out of...

Speaking Truth to Power — Ours

For much of Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky’s talk last Shabbat afternoon on “Speaking Truth to Power,” I got really pumped up. The leader of Bnai...

Seven Days Versus Seven Minutes

I lead a schizophrenic professional life. When I work on the weekly paper, I’m a different person than when I work on our website....

Happy New Questions

One of the toughest parts of this job is choosing what to put on the cover. For Rosh Hashanah, it’s that much tougher. It’s...

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