November 20, 2018

Danielle Berrin

Whatever your politics, the violence that unfolded last week on the border between Israel and Gaza should provoke a collective...
Whenever I go on a tear about how much I love Israel, my Israeli best friend rolls his eyes and says, “You should live here.”
When the Genesis Prize Foundation announced last November that the Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman would be the recipient of this...
Last week, I was kicked out of a Jewish museum in Granada, Spain. I wish I were being funny or ironic, but this unfortunate...
If you had asked me as a child what I’d always remember from Jewish Day School, I doubt I would have counted Larry Milder’s song...
Let’s give Mark Zuckerberg the benefit of the doubt and assume that when he created Facebook, he intended to contribute to the...
“I get through every day by focusing totally on my work, to the point of distraction. And especially when milestones come up...
At a recent Shabbat dinner, my host launched into a diatribe over a “two-page story” in The New York Times which allegedly argues that...
It’s a good thing Jews don’t celebrate Christmas, because this last one would have been thoroughly spoiled. ’Twas the night before said holiday when...
It’s been almost a year since I drove to the Los Angeles Gun Club and shot a gun for the first time. I remember how I trembled at the awesome power of...
On a family trip to Mexico City last week, we decided to spend Shabbat doing one of the most unrestful activities I can think of — we hiked up a pyramid.
“I don’t vote.” That was Politico senior writer Jake Sherman’s answer to a question I asked during a panel on politics at...
There is great excitement among feminists in America that our culture finally is heeding the voices of women. Over the last several weeks,
I used to consider it a badge of honor that Harvey Weinstein once threatened me. By some twisted Hollywood calculus, it sort of meant you had made it.
In the middle of a Sukkot dinner last week, a guest’s wandering dog got a little lost. When my host, Elon Gold, squeezed through a sukkah side exit...
A writer sits at her desk, hands limp at the keyboard. After several minutes of silence, she leans back, closes her laptop and speaks aloud.
Most of the major events of 5777 have given us reason to worry, rage and fear. We lived through the most polarizing election in our lifetimes.
I used to think HBO’s “Game of Thrones” depicted fantasy. Over seven seasons, the show has featured creatures and events that are not of this world.
In 2005 Shulem Deen was excommunicated from the Skverer Chasidic community of New Square, N.Y., where he lived with his wife and five children.
Perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that two famous fiction writers, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, are failing to grasp the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In 1967, when Israeli paratroopers stormed the Old City of Jerusalem the Six-Day War had reached its historic and emotional climax.
Journalists and pundits are having a field day with the ironies swirling around President Donald Trump’s dialectic on ending terrorism.
The dystopian tale in "The Handmaid's Tale" posits a future when U.S. democracy has capitulated to an authoritarian regime rooted in religious fanaticism.
Nikki Haley has served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations but she has already done what most others can't: unite the Jewish community.
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