by | Sep 25, 2019

When I was a young boy growing up in Brooklyn there was no cable television, just the seven or so commercial television stations. They featured light-hearted black-and-white situation comedies like Donna Reed and Ozzie and Harriet and my all-time favorite,…

by | Sep 18, 2019

It is said that Jews are so opinionated that two Jews render three opinions. We see from this week’s elections in Israel, timed perfectly for Rosh Hashanah season, that it is not true. For nearly seven million Jews, only 30 (or so) political parties…

by | Sep 22, 2017

Washington When I heard the rabbi pronounce Charlottesville about midway through his Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon, my reaction was uh-oh. At a liberal service downtown, I reckoned this was going to be the standard anti-Nazi spiel, probably seguing into a…

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