Tag Archives: Israel

On Being Politically and Religiously Homeless

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Antisemitism-Part deux

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

On Words: Pathetic

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

On Words: Fasting

It seems simple enough, the concept of fasting. Whether it is a religious, or a healthcare, reason to forgo water, food or any kind of bodily sustenance for a period of time it basically comes down to the same thing. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Words: Extended Adolescence

Adolescence: People say it like its a bad thing. I have yet to figure out what exactly is the problem. Young people, are young. They are inexperienced. They live a “je ne sais qua,” life. They are exploring the world … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: My Jewish Year by Abigail Pogrebin

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Throughout our lives, we take different paths. We seek new adventures. We struggle through different times and quests. It is our way of understanding who we are, and where we come from. This is the story of one such journey. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment