Category Archives: Religion

“Jew” is not a bad word

Someone forwarded me a chain letter today about how offensive it is that a blatantly antisemitic web site, JewWatch, shows up at or near the top of the search results when you Google the word “Jew”. Here’s my response:  

Thoughts on Miketz for 5771

(This is not a typical post for my blog. Those of you who aren’t Jewish can feel free to skip it.) My bar mitzvah was December 18, 1982, the second Shabbat of Hanukah, parashat Miketz. Each year on the anniversary of my bar mitzvah, I read part of the Torah reading (the first four aliyot… Read More »