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No Flour, No Torah: Passover and The Hunger Games

No Flour, No Torah: Passover and The Hunger Games

A few years ago, something interesting happened. More or less overnight, otherwise intelligent people decided, en masse, that carbs were evil. (If you read The... Read More
Posted in: Food
Four More (Israel-related) Questions

Four More (Israel-related) Questions

Passover is upon us and last-borns across the world are making their final practice runs through The Four Questions in preparation for their big moment.... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
Meah for Educators: breaking new ground

Meah for Educators: breaking new ground

There are good ideas, and there are better ideas. VHS was a good idea. DVDs are a better idea. Blu-ray, I’m told, is even better.... Read More
Posted in: Community News
Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Euroleague: Way better than the Final Four

Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Euroleague: Way better than the Final Four

This Saturday millions of college basketball fans will watch the NCAA Men’s Final Four in New Orleans. Kansas, Ohio State, Louisville, and Kentucky, all with... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
Passover Comfort Food: Matza Fry

Passover Comfort Food: Matza Fry

Passover is around the corner. In the food department, you know what that means. Carbs. Eggs. Seder mints. Fruit slices. Potato flour. Horseradish. Macaroons. Fake... Read More
Posted in: Food
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A.B. Yehoshua and "Partial" Jews: An assault on Jewish identity

At the opening dinner of the Boston-Haifa Joint Steering Committee last Sunday night in Haifa, Yona Yahav, the Mayor of Haifa, shared an interesting comment. ... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
Light Rail in Jerusalem and the Carmel Tunnels: Nation-building is alive and well in Israel

Light Rail in Jerusalem and the Carmel Tunnels: Nation-building is alive and well in Israel

One of the more interesting things about Israel is that it is still involved in nation-building.  Stepping off the plane and traveling around, you quite... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
Heroes, Villains, and Drinking? It's not Purim, it's the Red Sox

Heroes, Villains, and Drinking? It's not Purim, it's the Red Sox

Purim is a holiday of inversion, of topsy-turvyness, passion, intrigue, and, ultimately, survival.  There are heroes, villains, drama, and drinking…. Kind of like the Boston... Read More
Israel Peace Week: Back Again

Israel Peace Week: Back Again

Interesting things are afoot on the pro-Israel front. The David Project has moved towards the center (and grabbed some headlines in doing so), President Obama... Read More
Posted in: Community News
Coda: The Patriots and the Meaning of Life

Coda: The Patriots and the Meaning of Life

In 1986, I cried when the Patriots lost to the Bears, 46-10, in Super Bowl XX.  I was in first grade. The next thirteen years... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting

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