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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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Rosh Hashanah 5778 – Which Book Will You Write Yourself Into?

September 29, 2017
Rosh Hashanah

Today is the great and awesome Day of Judgment. The traditional imagery is of God on high, with three books in front Him: the Book of Life, the Book of Death, and the Book of Maybe. The Talmud tells us that people who are wholly righteous are immediately written and sealed into the Book...
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Masei 5777 – Borders and “Authentic” Judaism

July 24, 2017
Israel and Judah

צַ֞ו אֶת־בְּנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ אֲלֵהֶ֔ם כִּֽי־אַתֶּ֥ם בָּאִ֖ים אֶל־הָאָ֣רֶץ כְּנָ֑עַן זֹ֣את הָאָ֗רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֨ר תִּפֹּ֤ל לָכֶם֙ בְּֽנַחֲלָ֔ה אֶ֥רֶץ כְּנַ֖עַן לִגְבֻלֹתֶֽיהָ׃ Instruct the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall to you as your portion, the land of Canaan with its various boundaries  …Numbers...
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