Becoming Witnesses

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Note: This is the third article of TC Jewfolk Editor Lonny Goldsmith’s trip to Israel with UpStart and iCenter’s “A Mifgash that Matters,” which is being put on in partnership with […]

The Last Story

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My dad told stories. Long stories. Stories about growing up in Brooklyn and about the Dodgers, about the rocket right arm of Carl Furillo and the clutch hitting of Gil […]

The Light of Moral Clarity

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Hanukkah candles bring us pride and joy in a time of darkness. As their light fades, another candle is needed: the havdalah candle we use at the close of shabbat. […]

Bearing Witness To October 7

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The word “atrocities” is used a lot when it comes to discussing Hamas and the actions the terrorist group took when it invaded Israel on October 7. But when you […]

Is Putting Menorahs In The Window OK For Non-Jews?

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I recently happened upon a rather heated online discussion about the appropriateness of non-Jews putting menorahs in their windows during Hanukkah. The question being debated was whether that act is […]

Living Life On Two Planes

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Last week I went to bed very late every night.I had to stay up to see that the day’s hostages were finally safely in Israel. I felt that if I […]

The Science of Religion: Observations from a Jewish Astrophysicist

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If you go camping in the Southern California desert, outdoorsy experts will tell you to bring heavy blankets and check your shoes for scorpions. But while you’re preparing for tent […]