Memo to all rabbis, bishops, priests, preachers who train clerics: A good Jew, Catholic, or Protestant never tells someone else that he is not a Jew or Christian, because he disagrees with his politics or morality. Ever! The only time clergy has a right to determine whether someone is a Jew, is for Bris, Bat/Bar Mitzvah purposes, marriage, burial, participating […]


I wasn’t the least bit surprised. A mere 24 hours after we learned of the sudden death of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, I already came across an article Justice Antonin Scalia and the Jews. As Jews, we have a penchant for producing such articles whenever someone makes front page news. From my point of view, articles such as […]

Super Bowl

It should come as no surprise to you that I’ve never watched the Super Bowl. It should also come as no surprise to you, that never having participated in the annual ritual in no way prevents me from commenting on it. As one steeped in the history and culture of our people, I find that the astronomical amount of money […]


With the Presidential race in full swing now that the Iowa caucuses have taken place, it was more than with a modicum of interest that I read about a recent poll revealing that ten percent of Americans were less likely to vote for a Jewish presidential candidate, while eight percent of Americans were more likely to vote for a Jewish […]