Tag: Thisweek

Acrid Acronym// When Blasphemy is in the eye of the beholder

The alphabet soup of Jewish organizations (AJC, ADL, COJO, JWA, RZA, JNF, ZOA, WIZO, JFNA, JCC, OU, AIA…hey, this column’s got a maximum word...

The Ultimate Transplant // Modern marriage is a merger, not a...

When I’m asked for advice about forging successful marriages—which happens much too infrequently, harumpff—I point to the first parshah in the Torah, this week’s...

Phosphine and Fantasy // A shmek of garlic in Venusian clouds

Ahoy! There’s phosphine in yonder clouds of Venus! Not excited? Well, some scientists are joyously farbrenging, because the garlic-odorous, explosive gas seems to have been...

A Tishrei Surprise // Lives, like elections, can turn on simple...

There is considerable chatter among politics-watchers about a possible “October Surprise”—the term for a deliberately engineered major news event coming shortly before a presidential...

Trembling With Joy // We’re here and our lives are meaningful

Alison Birch, the owner of a hair salon in Stroud, England, was seeking a part-time stylist. The advertisement (it was the UK, so read...

The Faces of BLM //A gaggle of groups or a proper...

That the acronym “BLM” evokes something less than enthusiasm for many of us isn’t surprising. After all, some Black Lives Matter boosters have used “intersectionality”—the...

A Qonspiracy Theory Grows // Crazed mobs can be virtual too

Know anybody who’s convinced that there is a worldwide cabal of Satanist child snatchers controlling politicians and the media? Maybe a friend or relative...

Sensitivity Gone Wild // From Trader Joe’s to the Eagle’s Nest

Extreme eyeball rolling was the common and correct response to a recent online petition demanding that the Trader Joe’s grocery chain “remove racist branding...

The Survivor and the Judge// The incredible story of Reb...

He shuffled down the aisle of the courthouse, his arms tightly bound in handcuffs, his skinny feet in leg irons. His back was hunched,...

This Column Is NOT About Your Vote // It’s about...

Within minutes of Joe Biden’s announcement of California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, a group called the Republican Jewish Coalition released a...

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