Farber: Remember the oven door

With Yom ha-Shoah almost upon us, I want to share a story that I often tell as a tribute to my Holocaust survivor father and all those who were murdered in the kingdom of death. Bocki is a small Polish town nestled along the Bug River, some 53 kilometres south of Bialystok. Before the war, …
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Sara Horowitz writes about the way that anxieties about Israel has become a political weapon in U.S. politics, a tool for politicians to play the Jewish community.
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“For too long, Israeli public figures, particularly politicians, have been more interested in placating the ultra-Orthodox than defending the rights of Israel’s citizens, ” writes Marmur.
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I swim four times a week. My time in the pool is truly my own. While I am swimming, it seems as if I am all that exists. My mother taught my sisters and I to swim when we were knee-high to a grasshopper. Mom was magnificent in the water. Her precise strokes often gave …
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Rabbi Dow Marmur expands on a recent article in The Atlantic which identified four causes of human happiness.
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Benjamin Shinewald posits that “our MPs should respect witnesses, but they also must respect our national historical record. Let them condemn bad mistakes energetically, not pretend that they didn’t happen.”
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Bechadrei Haredim, an ultra-Orthodox web portal, was first to report last week that leading rabbis in the Israeli city of Elad, including its chief rabbi and all of its Sephardic rabbis, had issued a ban on owning dogs. “We have heard and have seen that lately, a serious phenomenon has spread in our…