Opinion

Spring Cleaning – Importance of Carpet cleaning

This spring and summer learn the importance of cleaning your carpet with Dr. Carpet. According to the delightful customer base of Dr. Carpet, we all love to decorate our homes. After all our homes are something that belongs to us, are representative of our lifestyle and comfort zone. We decorate it with all sorts of […]

Just the Facts, Ma’am

At a recent Shabbat lecture at University Synagogue, journalist Joel Kotkin discussed media bias. In his opinion this issue is not limited to mainstream media. It crosses party lines and political perspectives. Where, then, can ordinary people get pure, unadulterated versions of the facts? Is it possible to eliminate the views of the reporter or […]

Why anti-Semitism?

As of this writing, 100 anti-Semitic threats had targeted institutions in the U.S. and Canada in 2017. On Monday, February 27, alone, there were 30 bomb threats in 18 states called into Jewish community centers and schools. Local institutions were among them. Why us? Why now? Is anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head in response to […]

Seeking Security

Since January 20 the most talked-about topic in America is how far we should be going to protect our borders. Every Jew learns at an early age that “we were strangers in the land of Egypt,” and we should make a special effort to be kind to strangers. Hospitality is a mitzvah. At some point, […]

Talking Turkey

The election day results shocked some people and mortified others. I learned what was happening while going from election site to election site as a roving troubleshooter. I heard a lot more while glued to the computer and the television when I got home. A month later, I keep hearing from both disgruntled and pleased […]

Votescape

Ever since that day in 1960 when I watched a handsome, charismatic young senator from Massachusetts win the West Virginia primary – and then go on to win the Presidency and infuse his youthful enthusiasm into the country – I have had a love affair with American politics. As an elementary school student, I could […]

A Time for New Beginnings

No matter when the Jewish holidays fall, there is always a certain newness about the fall. It is the beginning of the school year, full of new friends, new teachers, new classes, new challenges and probably new clothes and new supplies. In many places the air turns crisp and invigorating, making us feel ready for […]

Where’s the Beef?

There are a few concepts that seem to have gone out of fashion in the 21st century. Among them are dignity, decency, decorum, appropriateness and civility. Some people have no regard for the difference between public and private arenas, even in the most public of circumstances. One would expect that the gravitas of being a […]

Republican Convention Is On

The Republican Party is going through a change. Even some Congress and Senate members still have yet to join the Trump bandwagon. The fact is that, one by one, other candidates pulled out, and Trump is the frontrunner. Considering the options, it would be good if the Republican party members finally decided to stand in […]