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NEW YORK (JTA) – For a short time, New York state officials enacted controversial guidelines that again tested the inherent tension that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing between our … more
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (JTA) – I was born in Dzalalabad, Kyrgyzstan, to Polish Jews who had fled Warsaw following the Nazi onslaught in 1939. When they met up with the Russian forces and refused Russian citizenship, my parents, like thousands of others, were shipped off to Komi SSR, a Siberian work camp where they chopped down trees, froze and starved along with the local population. I know how blessed my life has been: I’m a writer, teacher, daughter, mother, wife, sister, mother-in-law and now a joyful bubbe. more
When my wife, Sandy, and I sat down this past fall to view the 2011 Israeli film “The Flat” (“Hadirah”) on Netflix, we had no idea that we were about to see a documentary … more
“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the Earth. And the Earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – The Pew Research Center’s new typology of religion puts Americans into seven broad categories ranging from Sunday Stalwarts (“active in their faith and … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – It has become conventional wisdom in certain circles that the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, which was signed 25 years ago Sept. 13 on the White … more
In the June 22 issue of The Jewish Voice, I reviewed “Road to Valor” (Crown, 2012), a celebration of the life of the world class Italian cyclist, Gino Bartoli (1914-2000). The … more
I have the opportunity to see a lot of good work being done in our community. And much of that work is done by many, many volunteers. Whether they are helping out at a community Mitzvah Day, … more
Progressives criticize Israel and feel morally superior, thinking they know better than the Israeli electorate how to manage the country. “If only Israel would...” (fill in the … more
  It is wonderful to be well-liked and considered fair-minded.  Fair mindedness, however, is not an excuse for refraining from espousing hard truths.  Such is my take on the April … more
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