Resist The Urge to Conform

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As Jews, we inherit a long legacy of resisting the urge to conform. From Abraham to Einstein, Moses to Yitzhak Rabin, we have a rich lineage of daring to be […]

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. […]

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 […]

The World Has A Short Memory

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On October 8 the world was on our side. No right-minded human being could condemn any action Israel would take after the terrifying, brutal, sickening massacre the Israeli people suffered […]

Africa Night To Honor Israel An Unexpected Surprise

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Last week, I attended an annual event that I have ignored, even scoffed at, in years past. What is the motivation, I wondered, for African churches in Minnesota to plan […]

Ceasefire Or Assault Not The Only Choices In Gaza

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Hamas rightly deserves global condemnation for its brutality in murdering over 1,400 innocent Israelis on October 7. Not since the Holocaust has this number of Jews been killed in a […]

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 […]