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The Torah of the ADA: A Reflection

The Torah of the ADA: A Reflection I am a lawyer. I graduated Harvard law school and have practiced law for major corporations and large…

What Is Our Responsibility to Future Generations?

What Is Our Responsibility to Future Generations? Learn Torah from NFTY-ite April Springer, winner of this year’s Blickstein D’var Torah Competition. 2/11/2019 April Springer Read…

What is Chutzpah and Why Do Jews Have It?

What is Chutzpah and Why Do Jews Have It? It’s hard to find an exact English translation for chutzpah, but Steve Jobs’ marketing manager defined…

My Love Affair with Cuba’s Jewish Community

My Love Affair with Cuba’s Jewish Community My love affair with Cuba’s Jewish community began in 2005, with my first mission to the country, where…

Fiddler on the Roof and the Joys of Yiddish

Fiddler on the Roof and the Joys of Yiddish You don’t have to know mamalushen (the mother tongue) to enjoy the hit musical Fidler Afn…

Vandals Destroyed Our Sanctuary, but Not Our Spirit

Vandals Destroyed Our Sanctuary, but Not Our Spirit Recently, a bully breached the fence surrounding Congregation Natan Ya, a Progressive synagogue in Israel, and stuck…

Cold: Prayer for a Chilly Shabbat

Cold: Prayer for a Chilly Shabbat Snow days can be fun; not so this kind of cold. It was colder in Chicago this week than…