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06/27/2016 - 10:11 | | Opinion

Student activists, international businessmen and global litigators are in agreement.  The movement aimed at boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel is growing.  This is not to say that the BDS movement poses an imminent threat to the Jewish state. It does mean, however, that this latest form of anti-Semitism is an issue that we must deal with.  The question is how.

06/21/2016 - 12:04 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Twenty-five years ago last month, the world was captivated by images of the dramatic airlift that brought 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel from amidst a raging civil war.

06/21/2016 - 11:53 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

“If you prick us, do we not bleed?”

“The Merchant of Venice,” Act III, Scene 1

Donald Trump said that a judge of “Mexican heritage” would not adjudicate his case fairly.

Is this surprising? Not really. Many appearing before judges advance this variation on “the teacher doesn’t like me.”

06/20/2016 - 16:24 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion
  • “Day schools ... are having trouble paying their bills. The problem is, the predominant sources of their income — parents — are having even more trouble keeping up with rising tuitions.”
     
  • “The Jewish community has virtually disowned those of us of moderate income.”
     
  • “It has been said, only partly in jest, that the high cost of day school education promotes birth control.”
06/14/2016 - 16:50 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

When Army veteran and Vanderbilt University graduate student Taylor Force was murdered in a terror attack this past March in Israel, my colleague and fellow psychologist Dr. Jackie Weinberg and I were approached to provide guidance to the group of students and university staff with whom Taylor was touring Israel.

06/14/2016 - 13:22 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Dr. Barry Schwartz, a psychologist, delivered a Ted Talk on what he called the “explosion of choices” we now have: In his local supermarket there are seemingly endless varieties of cookies, soups, cereals and toothpastes. When it comes to health care, patients are offered “options” from which they could choose. Technology allows us to work every minute from anywhere, so when we’re not “at work” it’s our choice whether we should be.