Iran sends troops into Syria; Dems convene in Charlotte

September 5, 2012

Tonight, the second night of the Democratic National Convention, it will be interesting to hear what if any discussion there is of America’s role as leader of the world in protecting human rights. I will be listening for any...

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Raisman’s Hava Negila floor routine was a winner

August 3, 2012




What a thrill it was to watch the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the gold.

Watching Aly Raisman finish the night on Tuesday with a phenomenal floor routine to the tune of “Hava Negila” was especially...

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U.S. women’s gymnastics team takes the gold to the tune of “Hava Negila”

August 1, 2012


What a thrill it was to watch the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the gold earlier this week.

Watching Aly Raisman finish the night with a phenomenal floor routine to the tune of “Hava Negila” was especially moving to...

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Nora Ephron, a writer for all seasons, dead at 71

June 27, 2012


A few thoughts on the death, last week, of screenwriter, journalist, essayist, film director, and playwright Nora Ephron at age 71. Nora Ephron defied the conventional wisdom that you can only do one thing well in life.

Born into a...

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Up up and away with JICNY

June 14, 2012


Last night I was fortunate to attend the yearly gala for Jewish International Connection New York (JICNY). Founded by Gavin and Jodi Samuels and Steve Eisenberg, the organization holds over 200 free and low-cost events a year and provides a...

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‘Game Change’ expected to reinforce anti-Palin bias; scare women away from politics

March 10, 2012


Just came across this Christian Science Monitor piece analyzing the portrayal of Sarah Palin in HBO’s “Game Change,” the film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign that aired Saturday night. I missed it,...

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What Women Want — Really

January 12, 2012

From The Huffington Post


Ah, the eternal question: What do women really want? (Hint: It’s not a vacuum cleaner or thigh master.) Here are twelve things we actually do care about. Feel free to take notes!

1. Henry Kissinger had it wrong — power can be...

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RJC candidates’ debate tonight in Teaneck

September 20, 2011


Tonight (Tues. Sept. 20th) I will be moderating a candidates’ forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Jewish Center of Teaneck. Each of the three candidates attending is challenging a democratic incumbent in...

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Countdown to Jubilation in Juba

December 27, 2010


As the January 9 referendum approaches in Sudan, granting that country’s Southerners the chance to vote for independence and to become the world’s newest nation, signs are mixed. On the one hand, indicted war criminal Omar...

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Speak Up to Save Mother of Two from Hanging in Iran

November 3, 2010


Today the Iranian regime is planning to execute, by hanging, a 43-year-old mother of two whose plight at the hands of Iran’s radical Islamist government has prompted an international outcry.

In September I wrote about this woman,...

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