I remember it like yesterday. Blissfully ignorant of the horror that had been unfolding, I happily sent my kids off to school in Los Angeles, California that fateful morning of September 11, 2001. Within the hour, all children returned to the nestled safety of their homes, as we...
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There is a well-known story about a rabbi who was called upon to settle a dispute between two of his followers. The first man poured out his complaints to the rabbi, and when he finished, the rabbi said, “You’re right.” Then it was the second one’s turn. When he finished,...
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What happens now with the Goldstone Report may well be up to Goldstone.
Richard Goldstone’s April 2 Op-Ed in the Washington Post disavowing his earlier assumption that Israel had committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity during the 2009 Gaza war has left pro-Israel...
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How do you discuss virginity with a class of American university students without the conversation sounding irrelevant to their lives or, worse, an exercise in exoticizing another culture?
Women, sex and culture can be a Bermuda Triangle that threatens to demolish discussion through...
December 22, 2010 | 3:54 pm
The Orthodox community is rapidly approaching a moment of truth. The many issues that the Orthodox community is debating internally are rapidly collapsing into one overarching issue, one macro-question, with which it must grapple head-on. And this is: whether the ethical norms of...
March 23, 2010 | 10:58 am
At the 2010 AIPAC Policy Conference opening session, Washington Institute Director Robert Satloff described U.S-Israel tensions surrounding the announcement by the Interior Ministry of Jewish housing in Ramat Shlomo as 5 to 6 on the Richter scale: Not cataclysmic, but strong enough...
August 20, 2009 | 3:01 pm
I opened today’s LA Times to read a headline I last saw at electronicintifada.com: “Boycott Israel.”
This topped an op-ed piece by Neve Gordon, an Israeli peace activist who lives in Israel with his two children.
I tried to follow Gordon to his logical...