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Korach 5779 – Change is Hard

July 11, 2019
Korach

Change is hard. Change is necessary.  Change is inevitable. In this week’s Torah portion, a man named Korach wants change. He leads a rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron, saying: רַב־לָכֶם֒ כִּ֤י כָל־הָֽעֵדָה֙ כֻּלָּ֣ם קְדֹשִׁ֔ים וּבְתוֹכָ֖ם יְי וּמַדּ֥וּעַ תִּֽתְנַשְּׂא֖וּ עַל־קְהַ֥ל יְי׃ You have gone too far! For all the community are holy,...
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Understanding the 2019 Israeli Elections

April 14, 2019
israeli election

Understanding the 2019 Israeli elections from a US liberal perspective.
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Metzora 5779 – Home Demolitions

April 8, 2019
home demolition

The Israeli government has a controversial policy of destroying the family homes of terrorists, which the government claims serves as a deterrent to more people becoming terrorists. Needless to say, this law is only applied against Palestinian terrorists, not against Jewish terrorists (such as the three young men who murdered and burned an Arab...
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A Guide to Antisemitism for American Progressives

March 14, 2019
Ilhan Omar

How to tell when anti-Israel is anti-Semitic.
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Who’s Your Daddy?

February 26, 2019
DNA

This is my second ethics column with the Jerusalem Post. People send me their ethical quandaries, and I provide answers. So these situations aren’t things that happened to me – they are situations people ask me to comment on. Someone who read this thought I was talking about my family – not the case!...
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Keep the Change?

February 26, 2019
Keep the change?

I’ve started writing an ethics column for the Jerusalem Post. This was the first one. Send me an email if you’ve got an ethical quandary you’d like me to address. A reader asked, “A few days ago at the grocery store the clerk gave me incorrect change – in my favor. Was/am I obligated...
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