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September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pmBil'in Fence to be Rerouted
September 7, 2007 | 6:43 pm
As the High Holy Days approach, many look forward to the traditional Ashkenazi ‘gefilte fish;’ others (like many in my family) not so much.
It’s an acquired taste, to be sure, and the stories about Grandmas Fannie and/or Yetta keeping a carp in the bathtub in preparation for the...
November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pmGrowing up in Morocco, the word "miracle" was a familiar one. I remember how my parents, especially my mother, would bring up the great Moroccan mystics at all times of the day -- either to pray for a miracle, or to thank them for one.
No miracle was too small. If a plate would...
March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
The story of the Exodus from Egypt makes for great cinema and stunning visual effects, as Cecil B. DeMille and Charlton Heston proved half a century ago.
Now a new version of "The Ten Commandments," with its timeless themes of slavery and freedom, faith and doubt, adultery and...
May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm
May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm
In these past 19 months, I have sadly watched my faith in the effectiveness of liberal humanist values falter. They have not provided me an adequate framework to deal with the latest intifada, Sept. 11 and, above all, my year teaching in Morocco.
Most of my background -- childhood...
September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm
July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pmIsrael had good reason to remember King Hassan II of Morocco as "a friend and a statesman," and not just because of his tireless efforts to build bridges between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors.
Secret cooperation between the Moroccan and Israeli intelligence services began in...
May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm
If you think that with the tense climate in the Middle East no Muslim country would warmly welcome, let alone happily invite, Jewish visitors, then you haven't been to Morocco. Ever since Jews first arrived on Moroccan soil approximately 2,000 years ago, they have, for the most part,...