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Tisha B’Av Turns Tragedy into Strength

by N.S. Palmer

3 weeks ago

“Destruction of the First Temple” by Francesco Hayez. Image from Wikipedia

“They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat.”

According to the late comedian Alan King, that’s the explanation of most Jewish holidays.

It’s particularly... More.

  • “Why is everybody wrong except me?”

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 4, 2016 | 10:23 am

    “These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote American founder Thomas Paine.

    Our own times are more likely to try people’s patience than their... More.

  • These are the Days to Remember

    by Marita Anderson

    August 2, 2016 | 10:34 am

    A few years ago, during what I remember as a difficult time in my life, I began learning meditation with the hope of calming my panicked mind.  What... More.

  • Pianko and Peoplehood

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 2, 2016 | 10:23 am

    Are we not one people, but many?

    Today’s Jewish population is incredibly diverse. World Jewry includes people of all races and nationalities. It... More.

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    by Eric Brantner

    July 26, 2016 | 10:35 am

    It won’t be long now, and the world will be thrust into several weeks of Summer Olympic action. With the 2012 Olympics being one of the most watched... More.

  • Why I am a pro-Israel advocate

    by Gabi Golenberg

    July 19, 2016 | 2:53 pm

    Israel has been part of my life for a very long time.

    Being raised in a sheltered bubble in the valley of Los Angeles, CA, I have grown up in a fairly... More.

  • If you had to pick just one…

    by Teri Bialosky

    July 18, 2016 | 10:29 am

    You know how that proverbial lightbulb goes off in your head where something becomes crystal clear -- that "a-ha" moment?  Well I had that very thing... More.

  • The reformation of a Reform Jew

    by Andrew D. Lappin

    July 13, 2016 | 2:42 pm

    In an open letter to Donald Trump, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, derided the Trump campaign for questioning the wisdom... More.

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