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A Glaring Omission

After stoking anti-Semitism in the campaign, the likes of which the U.S. had not seen since World War II, President Donald Trump forgot to...

Bearing WITness

Shakespeare once said, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Anatole France observed, “Silence is the wit of fools.” Being strong on the former and...

Are We Causing Our Children to Fear Israel?

In celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary last June and in recognition of my upcoming “special” birthday, my wife, Rebecca, decided we should take...

Dear Debra: Strengthen Those Jewish Ties

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us or use this anonymous question submission form. Dear Debra, After reading last month’s article about Jewish families decorating trees, I began...

The Gift Of Receiving

Sometimes the most memorable gifts are not particularly expensive nor even useful. For example, once, many years ago, on a trip to my hometown, I...

A Biased United Nations Vote Cannot Hasten Peace

The Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC strongly opposes the United Nations Security Council resolution unanimously passed last month regarding Israel’s settlement policy and is deeply...

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This Week’s Torah Portion: A Model Of Get-Up-And-Go

Parshat Vayera: Genesis 18:1-22:24; II Kings 4:1-37. By Rabbi Steven Rubenstein The opening of this portion is the well-known narrative of Avraham welcoming the three angels...

Two Great Chefs Open Pernoi in Birmingham

Co-owners Luciano DelSignore and Takashi Yagihashi open Birmingham’s Pernoi restaurant which features a unique menu and luxury feel. Featured photo courtesy of Pernoi Facebook They had known...