A Rabbi's World

03/13/2014 - 20:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

With the imminent advent of Purim and our annual encounter with Haman and the forces of evil, we are, yet again, brought into uncomfortably close contact with the darker side of Jewish history. 

03/09/2014 - 20:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

There is nothing quite like an AIPAC Policy Conference.

02/26/2014 - 19:00 | | A Rabbi's World

Just about a year ago, I had the opportunity to visit the SodaStream factory in Israel.  Actually, how do define exactly where the factory is located has led to one of the more explosive and high profile manifestations of the so-called BDS (boycott-civestment-sanction) dispute.

02/13/2014 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | A Rabbi's World

I left London this past Tuesday morning after a long weekend and wonderful Shabbat there, and landed in Madrid this afternoon, preparing to meet up with the Conference of Presidents mission here.  If anyone asks you what London and Madrid have in common besides both being in Europe, the answer is that, right at this moment, they're both cold and wet! 

02/05/2014 - 19:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

01/29/2014 - 19:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

Partly because my daughter had asked me to, but also because I enjoy live performances of music, I watched the Grammy Awards last Sunday night.  In all honesty, I should say I watched the Grammys until I nodded off in my very comfortable chair, but I saw a good deal.