Some American politicians like to claim that their policies are based on the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
For Jews, there are no Judeo-Christian values and the Judeo-Christian... Read More ⟶
Roe v. Wade is based on the Supreme Court’s decision that the Constitution includes a right to privacy and thus a woman’s right to determine whether or not she needs an abortion, i.e. what... Read More ⟶
Poor Shavuot! It lacks the kind of home observance—like seders, matza and maror for Pesach; sukkahs, lulavs and etrogs for Sukkot; latkes, gifts and menorahs for Hanukkah—that would endear it to... Read More ⟶
The new Israeli government was seeking to extend the 2003 Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, the so-called “Family Reunification Law”, which typically involves an Israeli... Read More ⟶
Now that I have completed seventy earth orbits I feel it is time for some reflections.
Seventy years is the start date of the planned obsolescence of the human body, as is stated in Psalm 90:10... Read More ⟶
Call me old-fashioned or out-of-step or even reactionary, but I just cannot abide the use of “(they/them)” as the pronoun of choice that is increasingly popular among younger people who do not... Read More ⟶
The Bible has been used and abused by Jews as well as Christians to justify positions that subsequently became morally objectionable. Both slavery and the subservient status of women were defended at... Read More ⟶
Maybe it’s because I grew up in Toronto, Canada in the 1950s and had limited exposure to people whose African ancestors were brought to North America. Perhaps it’s because I grew up mostly in... Read More ⟶
“Kvetch” for those of you unfamiliar with the word is Yiddish, meaning to fret, complain or gripe. I choose this word as key to my blog because, more often than not, something--usually an item... Read More ⟶