Category Archives: Philosophy

Forgiveness and Remembrance

In a few hours, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will begin. For the past few years, I have attended Kol Nidrei services on the eve of Yom Kippur, not at the synagogue where I usually pray, but at the … Continue reading

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Some Random Thoughts On The Race To The White House

It is not my habit to write about the internal politics of other countries, but, since the President of the United States is so often described as “The Leader of the Free World” (even  those Presidents in whom qualities of leadership … Continue reading

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It’s All About ME: The Gender Agenda, Identity Politics and the Tyranny of Political Correctness

The murder last month of a young girl at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade spawned an endless series of debates on the subject of LGBT rights – or perhaps, to be completely Politically Correct, I should say LGBTQ rights – … Continue reading

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Ars Gratia Artis

I remember once reading an anecdote about one of the ancient Greek dramatists (alas, I cannot remember which one) who, summoned before the audience to explain – and possibly change – a point in one of his plays which had displeased them, … Continue reading

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Stand Your Ground

When I was a little girl of about five or six (so my father tells me), I used to go up to complete strangers in the park and cross-examine them: “What’s your name? How old are you? Are you Jewish?” – … Continue reading

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Three hours or so to go before the start of Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the year in the Jewish calendar. The Day of Atonement. The day on which the Almighty seals the Books of Life and Death … Continue reading

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