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On a visit to Yad Vashem 10 years ago, Mitch Albom, the sports journalist turned inspirational book author, was struck by a story that emerged from one of the video displays. … more
For most Jews, a sukkah conjures a booth with canvas or wooden walls, and bamboo or some sort of foliage on top as schach . Sarah Sassoon, 42, had a very different experience. … more
You shouldn’t judge Soviet Jewish homes by their book covers, yet their bookshelves often contained the only clues that they were Jewish homes. The overwhelming majority … more
Noa Tishby, 47, Israel’s inaugural special envoy for combating antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel, is not known for holding punches. Her Feb. 21 talk at Duke University in Durham, … more
In common with many people who spent their childhood in the 1970s, I loved Roald Dahl’s novels for children, especially “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Of course, as a … more
One of the mysteries of the war against Israel is the extent to which a monstrously twisted narrative about Israel and the Palestinian Arabs — casting the former as evil and the latter as … more
One of history’s great literary revisionism discussions ensues when Moses and G-d converse after the Golden Calf fiasco. If G-d does not forgive the Israelites, “Erase me, now, from the … more
When did Jews start reading the haftarah? If you were asked that question, you might recall a link to the Chanukah story, to a decree by Antiochus that the Torah itself could not be read in … more
We begin with a scene from 60 Minutes: footage of a young woman lying on the ground beside a scorched Israeli bus. This haunting scene is followed by Leslie Stahl interviewing “a big guy … more
Tuvia Tenenbom, best-selling author of  “I Slept in Hitler’s Room” and “Catch the Jew” will be speaking at Congregation of Beth Shalom this Sunday, July 23, about … more
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