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The nuances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. policy in the Middle East can be complex and difficult. That is why I have been impressed so far by our new congressman, Jamaal Bowman. more
Recently, I was approached by members of the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals, who in addition to their verbal pitch, gave me one of their flyers. more
When I was 16, the Seattle Jewish Federation was attacked by a violent shooter on a Friday afternoon. A woman died, and four were shot — mostly non-Jews, since many of the Jews already had left for Shabbat. more
Avi Weiss has chosen to engage in disagreement. He could also engage Jamaal Bowman in agreeable dialogue on issues such as community and education. more
For the past several years, legislation has been unsuccessfully introduced in Albany or in the city council that would seek to impede or control the legal responsibilities that co-operatives must exercise in order to operate their homes and fulfill their obligations to their shareholders. more
Have you ever had a wonderful friend for scores of years who is extremely reliable, then goes completely off the rails, and you never hear from him again? Or hard whiskey that suddenly stops getting you drunk? more
State attorney general Letitia James has two Cuomo investigations on her schedule: Sexual harassment of employees and manipulation of COVID nursing home death numbers. Two scandals. more
City council Speaker Corey Johnson, together with 11 council members, recently introduced Intro 2186 that would establish — at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars — a city planning structure that, in the Speaker’s words, would end the current inefficient “piecemeal and ad hoc approach” to planning. more
When the throngs of women began coming forward detailing outrageous instances of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, it didn’t take long before they were lauded as brave, strong, and voices to be heard. The women were supported, and encouraged, and believed. more
Abigail Fisher bemoans that some in the Jewish community have criticized Congressman Jamaal Bowman for his condemnations of Israel’s vaccination policy vis-à-vis the Palestinians. However, her attempt to make the ethical case in lieu of the legal case — which she correctly acknowledges cannot be made against Israel — falls short of her mark. more
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