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​Flames Unseen

“If Christians knew the effect of church bells on the Jewish soul, they would ring them all day long.”  –Rav Yisrael Salanter, 19th century  December was the beautiful season. Twinkling lights and golden bells, red...

Thank You

To all the selfless doctors, nurses and hospital workers who have been working tirelessly and heroically throughout the current crisis… To all the government officials, police, fire fighters, emergency personnel, mail carriers, sanitation workers...

Muslim-Jewish Alliances

An article of mine about alliances of Muslims and Orthodox Jews, both in Israel and in the U.S. appears at Forward, and can be read here.

The Jewish Connection

The vandalism of a Fort Smith, Arkansas mosque in 2016 by three young local men wouldn’t seem to have any Jewish connection. But it did. Or, better, it turns out that it does. The...

Peter Beinart’s Orthophobia

Below is my original draft of a piece I wrote for Forward.  The article as it appeared there, though, was substantially edited, and several sentences that I think are important were omitted.  So I...

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