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The marketplace of ideas Apply for a Blog Dan Perry The Great American University Crisis, and how Israel can help With Israeli tuition just $3K a year, every university in the country should have English-language international programs David Sedley Parshat VeZot HaBeracha — Hidden treasure Jewish immigrants to Jamaica didn’t find gold, but Moses’ blessings to the tribes of Israel suggest a tradition of digging for nuggets (VeZot HaBeracha) Lisa Tognola Why I let my daughter get a nose job I had once been self-conscious about my own nose, but I knew the knife was not for me. I didn’t think it was for my beautiful daughter either Ari Segal When the 4 species of Sukkot create a symphony Given the value of diversity and unity within Judaism, how do we transcend our tendency to exclude those who are different from ourselves? Sally Berkovic Rescue the balabusta: Anti-Slavery Day 2019 Was Bertha Pappenheim never recognized for her crusade on behalf of prostitutes because she presented a threat, as a ‘carefree’ single woman? Ilana Sober Elzufon Remembrance of Simchat Torah past I have searched for the perfect Orthodox women’s experience of celebrating the Torah. I haven’t found it, but I think I’ve made my peace with that Dena Freundlich Why a sukkah? With so many memorable events in the Torah, why do we commemorate the temporary dwellings of the Israelites in the wilderness, of all things? See all Featured Posts Blogs topics Latest posts Roger M. Kaye Oct 21, 2019, 7:59 PM Why can’t they can’t leave things alone? I woke up and reached for the light switch. It wasn’t there! Every day I pull the cord hanging by my bedside but today there was a switch on the wall by the door. Never mind, I must get on... Assaf Luxembourg Oct 21, 2019, 7:57 PM How Rachel Kass Hacked Her Internship Since starting this blog, I shared many of my thoughts about careers in the new world of work, why an entrepreneurial approach is key to survive and thrive, and how thinking like a business unit is the best way... Arlene Bridges Samuels Oct 21, 2019, 7:57 PM A Christian Soldier says, “We Are All Jews Here.” NO SURRENDER in Nazi POW Camp A World War II soldier’s frayed diary is tucked away in a cigar box. His granddaughter uses the true story for her college history project. His son, Rev. Chris Edmonds is compelled to track down any still-living Jewish soldiers... Monica Porter Oct 21, 2019, 12:14 PM The saddest spot I know Every year on 27th January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us about the horrors inflicted by the Nazis on the Jewish race.  On that day in 1945, of course,  Auschwitz was finally liberated by Soviet troops. The Holocaust had... Christina Lin Oct 21, 2019, 12:12 PM US military pivoting from Mideast The recent CENTCOM drawdown from Al Udeid, Qatar, may presage a shift in the security footprint from American to EU dominance. On September 28, in an unannounced military exercise, Washington transferred the command and control center of its air operations in... Wendy Kalman Oct 21, 2019, 12:10 PM How we achieve genius This past week, my husband and I watched a few episodes of the Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design, in which each focuses on a particular designer (watch it!). I was particularly impressed with Olafur Eliasson and Neri... Liat Korduene Oct 21, 2019, 11:56 AM I was the only Kurdish Jew protesting Turkey’s invasion of Syria Four days after the Turkish invasion of Kurdish land in Northeast Syria, I walked into a big demonstration in London with three friends. Although deep down I hoped that we weren’t the only ones, as far as we could... Allen S. Maller Oct 21, 2019, 11:55 AM Eve’s sin or Eve’s desire for wisdom So why do we frequently hear preachers say evil and death entered the world because of the original sin of Eve? Paul is responsible for it. In Paul’s Epistle to the Romans (5:12–21), Paul sees Adam’s sin as producing... Esor Ben-Sorek Oct 21, 2019, 11:55 AM The Kurds Asked Us. Did We Answer? On 10 October our Israeli prime minister announced that “Israel is prepared to offer humanitarian aid to the gallant Kurdish people”. Today, 11 days following his goodwill declaration what aid have we given? Shamefully, none. Only empty words. Yesterday, the... Mohammad Tawhidi Oct 21, 2019, 11:54 AM Who is Abdullah al-Athbah, “The Emir of Qatar’s Close Friend”? When we look at world leaders, we often don't ask who is running their offices or accompanying them at events. Such information is vital, because understanding the circle surrounding a leader reveals a lot about the leader him or... Load more