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Righteous Gentiles and their righteous progenySeveral years ago, I used this space to describe the excitement I experienced helping my then-seventh-grade daughter with her school roots assignment...read more...
Learning to tell timeAlthough possessed of fairly strong will power, I find that my resistance withers when I get within a block of a second-hand bookstore. Since...read more...
Reality contrasts sharply with anti-Israel propagandaIn Syria, the inhuman violence of an ongoing civil war has taken at least 100,000 lives, including more than 1,000 victims of chemical weapon attacks...read more...
Chanukah in NovemberAs the end of August approached and Rosh Hashanah beckoned, we could not stop commenting on how early the holidays were this year. In fact, Rosh...read more...
The puberty partyAs my twin daughters’ bodies start to show the first signs of womanly development, I can’t help but think back to my own experiences. My...read more...
We, too, are aboriginalChances are you don’t know the following: over a 400-year period, our land’s first people were marginalized until they were considered...read more...
Being an outsider on the High HolidaysGrowing up as a regular shul-goer, I have always felt as though the High Holidays are an extension of the rest of the year. I went to the same shul,...read more...
Faith in this eternal peopleThe 20th-century French essayist, Edmond Fleg, recalls the biblical Abraham and writes: “And I say to myself: from this remote ancestor right...read more...
We must study and live our heritageI’ve been alarmed by three recent events that I’d like to share with you. First, on Erev Yom Kippur, I met an elderly gentleman visiting...read more...
What should we do about intermarriage?A growing number of members of our community are terminal Jews. Even if their children and grandchildren are halachically Jewish, their commitment to...read more...

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