Since I was a teenager, I loved Israel. She was an outgrowth of my understanding of who I was as a Jew, and as a human being. She spoke to me of renewal, understanding, and of a People that simply … Continue reading
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This blog is dedicated to the use of words. This post below, which was published in the Times of Israel, is about the omission of words. Sometimes what you do not say, has more effect on a country, a society, … Continue reading
My post up at The Forward: Years ago, I came to the conclusion that, as a Jew, I am religiously homeless. While I am not very observant, I feel very Jewish — I just don’t perform all the rituals … Continue reading
So I finished the Yad Vashem class on antisemitism. I even got a little certificate saying that I successfully finished the course. And yes, it is hanging on my wall above my desk. I am proud of that certificate. It’s … Continue reading
Defined: causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; affecting or moving the emotions. pertaining to or caused by the emotions. miserably or contemptibly inadequate Truth is that the word pathetic elicits some additional feelings other than explained in the official definition. While, it is possible that the word can invoke some sympathy for people, more likely than not, the … Continue reading
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Toward the West, and toward the sea, the land rolls across the sweet green fields and little towns. If you walk out Jaffa Gate and head straight for a few days, you’ll hit the port city. There are rules, and … Continue reading