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Ulpan and Tough Love

Ulpan and Tough Love

  In Israel, it’s a good idea to get out of the house as least as often as we hold national elections. An opportunity to do so arose for my wife Marcia recently between outbreaks of COVID variants, and she went shopping with a friend. I won’t pretend to...

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Above the Iron Dome

Above the Iron Dome

  A friend, call him Reuben, rang us up from Ashdod a few days ago. Ordinarily, receiving a phone call from 30 miles away would seem unexceptional, but Ashdod was under attack at the time. Hundreds of Hamas missiles had fallen in and around his hometown when...

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Sirens sound on Jerusalem Day, 2021

Sirens sound on Jerusalem Day, 2021

  In the past, before and after missile attacks, Israeli civil defense sirens would first send out distinctive variable warning tones, meaning “take cover,” and follow them with a steady, single tone to indicate “all-clear.” But all-clear tones have not been used...

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Lady Liberty Lockdown

Lady Liberty Lockdown

In a history fraught with famine, war, terrorism, and civil unrest, the United States has always been able to bounce back from nefarious situations better, stronger, and unified. However, last year, this resilience was tested beyond anyone’s imagination amid the...

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Is Pentecost Shavuot?

Is Pentecost Shavuot?

“I looked, and behold, a storm wind came from the north, a great cloud with flashing fire and brightness all around it, and something like a glowing alloy out of the fire.” Imagine thousands of Jewish worshipers left the Temple following their Shavuot service, having...

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Dear 2021 Graduate

Dear 2021 Graduate

IIn June 1978, the legendary Russian novelist and thinker, Aleksandr Solz- henitsyn gave a famous and often quoted commencement address at Harvard University’s 327 graduation. Perhaps the graduates at this prestigious institution were expecting a “feel good” word of...

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A View of Memorial Day

A View of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, is an American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. This year, Memorial Day will occur on Monday, May 31. Originally known as Decoration Day, the origin of...

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