My fascination with America’s manned space program was neither logical nor practical. And the timing was terrible.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Thursday, June 06, 2019
The criminal investigations that special counsel Robert Mueller led for the Department of Justice for the last two years were not about Donald Trump or Donald Jr. or Michael Cohen or George Papadopoulos or Michael Flynn or any of the many other members of the Trump gang that couldn’t shoot s…
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Independence Day commemorates the establishment of Israel as an independent Jewish state. This inspirational declaration was announced on May 14, 1948 by the Jewish leadership, led by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
We have been hosting first-night seder on Pesach for more years than I can even recall. Sometimes we have a crowd around our limited-seating dining room table, and other years have been more intimate. However, it never fails that something will always go wrong: red wine spilling on the speci…
Thursday, April 04, 2019
The latest count of lies and misstatements made by President Donald Trump since he became president about two years ago stands at 9,179 as of March 17. In the first two months of 2019, he averaged 22 false or misleading claims per day, a 33 percent increase over 2018, according to the Washin…
Thursday, March 07, 2019
“On the Waterfront,” a classic 1954 American movie featured in a film studies course I teach at Webster University, opens with the murder of Joey Doyle.
The Jewish calendar is replete with Holy Days as well as fun festival-type holiday celebrations. This March, Purim offers us an opportunity to experience one of our more upbeat holidays. While observance runs the gamut from reading the Scroll of Esther — Megillah — to dressing in costumes an…
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Joni Mitchell, the fiercely original, genre-defying songwriter, singer and guitarist/pianist, has been on my mind lately.
- ‘Harry Potter’ star cries over police’s anti-Semitic handling of his great-grandfather
- Rising Jewish singer-songwriter takes baton at Shaare Emeth
- Epstein will sell building to Miriam Foundation, move to a new location in U.City
- The Jews getting arrested at ICE centers are just getting started
- Ann Loving
- Dolores Tepper
- How Jews have reacted to Trump’s tweet targeting some Democratic congresswomen
- Remains believed to be from actor Charles Levin of ‘Seinfeld’ fame found in Oregon
- Hyla Isabel Boniuk
- Gay Michel Hirsch