Tag Archives: Judaism

I am not hurt, pained or sad. I am disgusted.

My latest up at the Times of Israel.   Perhaps it is because growing up I had seen Jewish American women need an armed escort out of the UN Women’s Conference in Mexico, or having lived through the time when … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jewish God Question by Andrew Pessin

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The Jewish God Question is a lovely uncomplicated look at Jewish philosophy over thousands of years. The author, academic Andrew Pessin, has created  a treat for anyone who takes seriously not only the Jewish past, but the Jewish future. Philosophers … Continue reading

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On Words: Equality and Democracy

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

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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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