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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Karen Lehrman Bloch

Between My Self and My Group

My synagogue seems to be making a bigger deal about Elul this year. The rabbis are sending out daily emails reminding us that during...

Dear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Mazel tov! You have become quite the media sensation since your unexpected New York primary win in June. Of course, instant celebrity does come with...

Facebooking Friendship

“Don’t stand on ceremony.” It was one of my mother’s favorite expressions. And a few of her friends gave her plenty of reasons to...

We, the Israelites

Growing up, I never fully understood the idea of whiteness. My family is olive-skinned and hazel-eyed; the summer sun would awaken our souls and...

It’s Time to Take Back the Kippah

The same day that The Jerusalem Post published a game-changing op-ed by Israeli writer Hen Mazzig under the headline “Reclaiming the Kippah,” news reports...

What Would My Grandparents Think?

I’m looking at a torn photo of my mother as a toddler, being held by her father. On the back, someone had scrawled 1938....

The Feminist Case for Courtship

One of the unintended consequences of the #MeToo movement is that it has given those of us who have been out of the dating world...

Rebels of Reason

When I tell college students today that I don’t remember ever knowing the political leanings of any of my professors, they look at me as...

The Gaslighting of Jews

Women are being told to show rapists “some empathy”; to have “compassion” for abusers; to “humanize” harassers. Oh, wait. That’s not what we’re being told...

An Ode to Masculinity

Like many women who grew up with ’50s-era fathers, I had a complicated relationship with mine.  On the one hand: complete adoration. I was most...

The Unbearable Lightness of Dignity

Like many adults, I don’t remember my high school graduation, let alone who spoke or what was said. Like many teens, high school for me...

Sex and the City

As the web of lies surrounding the Beacon School’s moment of silence for terrorists continues to confound — the principal now has a gag...

A Tribute to Terrorists

As a New York City parent, I knew something like this was in the offing. I just never thought it would be this egregious. The...

This Girl Is On Fire

The evening that Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won Eurovision 2018, my son and I began to watch the biopic “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,”...

An Ode to Motherhood

When I was in my early 20s, I gently placed motherhood into the realm of: There is no question I want to do this,...

The Golden Calf of Leftism

Last week, the Nation of Islam called the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a “racist spy agency.” “Sisters” Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour bullied Starbucks into...

What the Israeli Left Can Teach the American Left

“The American left is quite different from the Israeli left,” said American-born Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi during a talk last week in New...

I Am a Liberal. Are You?

I am a liberal And I’m here to take back the word from those who have hijacked it for their illiberal agendas. I am a liberal Which...

This Sacred Beauty

It is written in the Talmud, “Ten measures of beauty descended upon the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem.” It is no surprise that many...

Progressive Bullies

The first time I encountered a “progressive bully” he was scaling the kitchen cabinets at his parents’ dinner party. While other moms and I...

The Beauty of Ritual

When you have a child later in life, there are many issues you don’t consider. For me, one of the more troublesome has been:...

Pleasure Is Not Political

The morning I began to write this column, my son used the phrase, “Hello darkness, my old friend’’ while playing a video game. I...

Time’s Up for Faux Liberals

“Farrakhan has pulled the cover off the eyes of the Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is...

Can We Please Start Over?

We are born unique, complex, imperfect. Into the universe of nature, often moral, often unjust. Into society, where we must sign a social contract to survive. We...

Help Boys Be Better Boys

Amid the soul-searching that has followed the Florida shooting, there has been an implicit acknowledgement that there are in fact differences between the sexes....

News Flash: Guns Kill

In the days following the Florida school shooting, all of the usual “guns are as American as apple pie” defenses came out as though...

Seduced by the Light of Los Angeles

In a magnificent, glassed corner office I visited on my trip to L.A. last week, I watched the setting sun create layers of golden,...

Women, Sex and Power

This address was delivered by Karen Lehrman Bloch at the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Symposium 2018: “21st Century Woman.” So who is the “21st Century woman”? I...

The Meaning of Cool

“That’s cool,” I said somewhat offhandedly to my son after he showed me something, well, cool. It’s not a word I use very often. In...

Why I Didn’t March

On the morning of Jan. 20, some guy friends at my gym in New York City ask me why I'm not at the Women’s...

New Articles

50% of Jews in Switzerland Say They Experienced Anti-Semitism

In a recent survey, approximately half of the Jewish residents in Switzerland said they have experienced some form of anti-Semitic abuse over the past...

UberEats Ends Delivery of Toronto Restaurant Products Over ‘Zionists Not Welcome’ Social Media Post

UberEats has ceased delivering all products from a Toronto restaurant after the restaurant posted on its Instagram page that Zionists aren’t welcome. Foodbenders, which serves...

Farrakhan Calls ADL CEO ‘Satan’ in July 4 Address

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt the devil during his July 4 address. Farrakhan’s speech, which lasted nearly...

Pandemic-Stricken Nonprofits Awarded L.A. Jewish Community Foundation Grants

In the face of a pandemic that has taken lives and livelihoods, charities and nonprofits across Los Angeles have been forced to increase their...

3 Rockets Fired From Gaza on Southern Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza on Sunday afternoon, sounding the Code Red alert system but causing no...

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