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 […]

I March For…

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On Tuesday, November 14, at a most absurd time in the morning, I joined 183 other Minnesotan Jews (let’s just call it 180 for Chai) on a trek to our […]

The Day After D.C.

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“We cannot forget. We don’t want to forget. We want everyone to remember, so that the same thing won’t happen again. I wish my kids would take more interest in […]

Searing Memories Brought Home From Three Days In Israel

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Walking through Kfar Azza where 58 Jews were brutally murdered was gut-wrenching. Literally. Even a month later, you could smell death. This was just one of the searing memories I […]

Toward Softening

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This is a hard time for our people. The hardest in my lifetime. I believe that Israel has a right to exist and to defend itself, and I believe that […]

The Altercockers Need Bats

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Back in 2011, I used TCJewfolk to advertise my services as a solid third-baseman with doubles power. I don’t care if someone felt bad for me or if the need […]

The Journey To Getting Out Of Israel

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Saturday, the U.S. Embassy contacted us and put us on what might have been one of the last government-chartered planes out of Ben Gurion to Athens. This morning, as coordination […]

From Israel Bonds To Am Yisrael Chai

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My grandma never gave me toys for my birthday or for Hanukkah. I didn’t get books or action figures or video games or baseball cards or any of the things […]