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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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On Words: Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, it attempts to destabilize the … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Systems Down by Sam Boush

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I am old enough to remember when the entire eastern seaboard electrical grid went down. Since it happened just shortly after 9/11, most people were simply happy that it wasn’t another terrorist attack, and that it was no more than … Continue reading

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On Words: Hypocrisy

Where to actually begin? Let’s start with a definition for this column. Hypocrisy, “do as I say not as I do”…..There are people in this world who like to tell others how to live, what to think, and how to … Continue reading

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