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The marketplace of ideas Apply for a Blog Latest posts Bruce R. Mendelsohn Oct 19, 2019, 1:15 AM Massachusetts Nonprofit Jookender Connects & Educates Russian Speaking Jews A new Tribe has emerged in Massachusetts, and—like the 12 of the Old Testament—this Tribe is sowing the seeds of Jewish identity and community engagement in a traditionally insular and insulated segment of American Jewry: Russian Speaking Jews (RSJs). Numbering... Raysh Weiss Oct 19, 2019, 1:15 AM This Land is Your Land: Overcoming Greed and Ego During this Holiday of Joy “We would like to acknowledge that we are in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People." Shortly after moving to Canada several years ago to assume my pulpit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I was heartened to observe... Michael S. Diamond Oct 19, 2019, 1:15 AM Chapter 13: the Money Trail Wherein Rav Krishna continues to mappe the sojourn of The World Soule to its previous inflection point, Annus Nineteen Hundred Twenty Five. A quiver of ideologies is loosed upon Humanitie, another Singularitie from which Humankind would not return. Humanitie’s... Esor Ben-Sorek Oct 19, 2019, 1:14 AM Trump’s “Great Day” Obscene and disgraceful are insignificant words to describe the insanity of Netanyahu’s “best friend” in Washington. When President Trump announced his one-sided decision, against all of his military and political advice, to withdraw all American troops from Syria, he opened... Leora Kling Perkins Oct 19, 2019, 1:14 AM Hidden Truths This summer, my spouse Matthew and I went on our belated honeymoon to Alaska. It’s a place I had always wanted to visit, and it was every bit as spectacular as I had hoped. One of the reasons that... Allen S. Maller Oct 19, 2019, 12:48 AM What is more important: TRUTH or love? Simchat Torah’s answer What is the primary and most important value in life? For centuries Greek philosophers mislead most Christian, Jewish and Islamic theologians with the Greek philosophers doctrine that the must important value in life was TRUTH. But if you study... Mina Bai Oct 19, 2019, 12:48 AM Is “Wiping Isreal off the map” Anti-semitic? On September 30th, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said that the destruction of Israel had become an “achievable goal” thanks to Iran’s advances in technology. Major General Hossein Salami was quoted by the Guards’ news site as saying... Sheldon Kirshner Oct 19, 2019, 12:47 AM Broken Lives — Germany In The 20th Century The 20th century brought calamity and renewal to Germany, transforming it from a military aggressor into a pillar of European democracy. Germany suffered territorial losses and hyperinflation following its defeat in World War I. The Weimar Republic was a time... Zimra Vigoda Oct 19, 2019, 12:46 AM Pig Parking, Kvetching and Treason Pig parking is a pet peeve of mine. I really suck at parking. I mean, really suck. My most embarrassing parking moment was in 2013 at my son’s Bar Mitzvah party. As he cringed in his car seat thanking... Anna Kos Oct 19, 2019, 12:46 AM Different Worlds Since the attack in Halle, Germany during Yom Kippur, I have been glued to reading all the news channels. I read an article that states that Diaspora Jewry is now living in fear while Israelis do not think it... Load more