As a scholar of the civil rights movement, Ben Kamin writes about the historically unknown, and unwritten, Jewish aspect of that period through the person of Stanley Levison.
The most sensitive issue is the very identity of Hungarians. The far-right party Jobbik has made the identity issue central to its program.
Too many times, I listened to the evening news to hear someone say that it was "by the grace of God" that their home was still standing or that their loved ones were still alive. I began to wonder: Did God not grace their neighbor, the one who lost their home and their loved ones?
For one week each spring, grocery stores display both a Passover aisle and an Easter aisle, stocked with colorful baskets and a mountain of candy. And at the top of that confectionery Mt. Sinai? The Cadbury Creme Egg.
What happened to our baby was just bad luck; I know that, and religion had nothing to do with it, but my gut instinct on Passover is to seek answers.
There are three stages in the ongoing process of redemption. The first is Egypt, a place -- physical or psychological -- of constriction and bondage. Freedom from this type of consciousness requires a radical thrust of energy that takes us forth from slavery.
I certainly hope the murders in Kansas City are the responsibility of a raving lunatic. Even if so, the evidence elsewhere should give us pause. And where Nazism raises its head, we should be there in opposition.
On March 30, 2014, my Aunt Sandi -- Sandra Lansky Lombardo -- celebrated the launch of her book, Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland, about her life as Meyer Lansky's youngest child, and only daughter.
On Good Friday, if you can't say it in front of the rabbi, don't say it at all. But don't assume you have to water it down either. Because if we can not respect each other's uniqueness and difference in public worship, how will we ever go deep enough to get to the really important questions that clergy desperately want to ask?
Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...
With Passover beginning tonight at sundown, I've been thinking about the intersection of vegan and kosher. Seems like they'd be good friends. Being ve...
I told my plumber how grateful I was for the discount he gave me on his labor. 'That's because you didn't try and jew me down,' he said. 'If you had, I wouldn't have given you such a good rate.' I let it pass like I hadn't felt a knife blade enter my heart.
Today, many escape dark places in life but don't know where to turn for light. It is our job to help support their transition and be a walking light in their journey.
Passover is fast approaching (April 14-22), which means eight whole days of nonstop matzo eating. Because the typical matzo-with-jam combo can get a bit dull after it becomes your breakfast, lunch and dinner, here are nine bread-less ideas that won't leave you running bread-crazed to every bakery in town.
Remembering is just the beginning. As we prepare to celebrate Passover next week, we pause to reflect upon the bitterness of tyranny, the taste of freedom and the universal longing for human dignity.
Leaving aside the curiosity that none of what the children ask about has actually occurred at that point in the evening, I'd like to suggest four different questions for adults to ponder (if not sing) this year during Passover.