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Book Review: Speaking for Israel by Aviva Klompas

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Aviva Klompas began her career working within the genteel halls of her national government. The author, incidentally holds a Masters in biology (not exactly an indication of what was to come in her career trajectory),  embraces  her Jewish heritage and … Continue reading

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On Words: From the river to the sea…

Words have meaning. Simply saying them without thinking doesn’t excuse you from their implications. And if you say them, then gaslight the public, accusing the majority of people of being racist, ignorant, or undermining your point, instead of apologizing and … Continue reading

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On Words: Toxic

Oxford has announced the word of the year for 2018: toxic. It really comes as no surprise. Whether society is talking about toxic masculinity or toxic politics, there is an overabundance of malignant social discourse that abounds in the world … Continue reading

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Book Review: 21 Questions for the 21St Century by Yuval Noah Harari

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The Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari, who vaulted to international fame with his highly acclaimed best seller, Sapiens, has written a new and interesting book that instead of looking towards the past to understand who we are today, looks at … 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: Holocaust…..Debasement is Denial

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Addition to the original post: Check out this amazing new website Faces of Auschwitz. It is mesmerizing, educational, and quite overwhelming at times. No, not every evil is akin to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was in fact so unique in … Continue reading

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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

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