Tag Archives: Judaism

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

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On Words: Antisemitism

Antisemitism. It is a word that conjures up the oldest bigotry known in human history. You may even think that there is a consensus about the meaning of this word. However, you would be wrong. In fact, there is more … Continue reading

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Book Review: Suicide of the West by Jonah Goldberg

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You may have heard of Jonah Goldberg. He is a commentator on several Fox News programs, and a senior editor at the conservative National Review, with a widely read nationally syndicated column. He has written several best sellers, including the … Continue reading

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On Words: Apology

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It’s actually one of the hardest parts of being human. Acknowledging the fact that you could be wrong, and that your actions hurt another person. Or that you are right, but you still hurt another person. Ultimately, the question is, … Continue reading

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On Words: Jerusalem

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Yes it is simply a word. But it is a singular word that elicits notions of angels, demons, and a God in heaven. It is a word that has caused war, rebellion, and prayer. It is a word that connotes … Continue reading

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On Yom Kippur, I am reminded that I am an Orphan

The yahrzeit candles were lined up in a neat little row. We lit then as tradition dictates on Yom Kippur for our parents. It is a stark reminder that for all intense and purposes, both the husband and I are … Continue reading

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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

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