Opinion

Story Time

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We all know the midrash: Once upon a time, many, many Rosh Hashanahs ago, Hashem looked into the Torah and used it as a blueprint to make the world—to make us. Read more

The Fifth Son

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Their name was pronounced Peshevorsky. I have no idea how it was spelled. Neither do I know their first names. I addressed them as “Mr. and Mrs. Peshevorsky.” It was such a mouthful; I had to practice… Read more

How Was Your Davening?

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Every year, as certainly as Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first two days of Tishrei and Yom Kippur occurs on the tenth, my friends and co-workers ask, “How was your davening?” And every year, just as… Read more

Please Put the Women Back In

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I am an artist. Dealing with images is my stock and trade, and I know their value. That is why when I see the glaring omission of female images from many Jewish publications and dinner advertisements,… Read more

Mixed Breed

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I was once told a charming story about a Chassidic rebbe, whose name I’ve conveniently forgotten, who prepared rigorously for every mitzvah. On erev Sukkos he sat up all night, staring at his esrog… Read more