Category Archives: Religion

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

Judaism is Not a Nationality

Mr. Trump, don’t dare tell me I’m not an American. When I was 16 in my last year of Hebrew School, the ongoing debate was whether I identified myself as an American Jew or a Jewish American. I can’t recall

Judaism is Not a Nationality

Mr. Trump, don’t dare tell me I’m not an American. When I was 16 in my last year of Hebrew School, the ongoing debate was whether I identified myself as an American Jew or a Jewish American. I can’t recall

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Pittsburgh One Year After – Anti-Semitism Grows

  A year ago I was haunted by the ghosts of antisemitism. On a Shabbat morning, it reared its ugly head at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when a heavily armed white supremacist took out 11 lives in

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Pittsburgh One Year After – Anti-Semitism Grows

  A year ago I was haunted by the ghosts of antisemitism. On a Shabbat morning, it reared its ugly head at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when a heavily armed white supremacist took out 11 lives in

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

yarzeit memorial candle

Anti-Semitism Again

Again. Again another place of worship in America reverberates with the hateful sound of bullets. Again the ugliness of anti-Semitism that has been unleashed under Donald Trump has been given expression. As Jews do every year on the last day

yarzeit memorial candle

Anti-Semitism Again

Again. Again another place of worship in America reverberates with the hateful sound of bullets. Again the ugliness of anti-Semitism that has been unleashed under Donald Trump has been given expression. As Jews do every year on the last day

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Kenneth Clark Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns and Civilization Weeps

Centuries of history have disappeared before our disbelieving eyes. An unspeakable tragedy as we watch the past burn away. Like everyone who gathered around screens big and small to watch this terrible loss for humanity, I felt united in our

Kenneth Clark Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns and Civilization Weeps

Centuries of history have disappeared before our disbelieving eyes. An unspeakable tragedy as we watch the past burn away. Like everyone who gathered around screens big and small to watch this terrible loss for humanity, I felt united in our

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’