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Why I Never Read the Comments Section

Camp Beā€™chol Lashon near San Francisco brings Jewish summer camp to an emerging population of Jews of color. Diane Tobin, the camp’s director, read clues to a scavenger hunt with camper William Kahn, 11. Jim Wilson/The New York Times A long time ago, I stopped reading the comments section of my articles and then eventually,… Continue reading Why I Never Read the Comments Section

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Accidental Racism?

A friend emailed this to me. “The 11 most absurd instances of accidental racism” Should we laugh or cry or perhaps, a little of both?

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Why Planned Parenthood Gets a Bad Rap

For too many people, all they think when they hear Planned Parenthood is “abortions.” But I’ve been to Planned Parenthood many times since my 18th birthday to utilize their gynecological services, especially when I was uninsured and I could count on their sliding scale or free services. The first time I went, I was 18… Continue reading Why Planned Parenthood Gets a Bad Rap

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The 12-year-old girl who discovered her murdered family in Itamar speaks out

Tamar Fogel speaks about the brutal Itamar murder of her family members, including both of her parents and siblings, and the state of Israel. I was shocked to see this young woman speak so coherently, so passionately, so intelligently about what will probably be one of the defining moments of her life. She is only… Continue reading The 12-year-old girl who discovered her murdered family in Itamar speaks out

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Itamar Massacre

I never thought Glenn Beck and I would agree on anything. That is, until I saw this. Beck says: “God will judge us for what we do and what we won’t do. If not God, it will be historians.”

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Noteworthy News: Yes, there ARE Hispanic Jews! In NY!

“There are Hispanic Jews? No way! I’ve never heard of any.” Wish I could send this article below to every Jew (especially Jewish New Yorkers) who has uttered that statement in my presence! Doesn’t anyone remember what the Spanish Inquisition was about? And don’t they know that “Don Francisco,” host of the beloved “Sabado Gigante”… Continue reading Noteworthy News: Yes, there ARE Hispanic Jews! In NY!

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President Obama says, "It Gets Better"

Good morning, As a mother, I can only imagine how devastating it would be to lose a child. So I was shocked and saddened when I heard that several young people had taken their own lives recently after being bullied for being gay — or because people thought they were gay. No one should ever… Continue reading President Obama says, "It Gets Better"