June 1st: Losing Our Heads Over Things

Comedy only works when it is funny. This week, Kathy Griffin was not funny when she posted a photo of herself holding a prop that looked like Donald Trump’s severed head. It was over the top, it was crude, and it wasn’t the kind of thing we should be joking about in a country that…

January 19th: An Uneducated Educator

In recent months, Americans have been obsessed with identifying the problems of our country. Financial challenges, social conflicts, and political clashes clamor for attention, replaced immediately by another problem, one after another.Solutions, on the other hand, are fewer and farther between. It often feels that the challenges are so complicated and interwoven that it will…

January 17th: Speak Up or Say Nothing

2017 has not started off kindly for Jewish Americans. A menorah in Phoenix was vandalized, a rabbinical school was defaced, and a march was scheduled to antagonize and harass a Jewish community in Montana. Yet, one event on the horizon may or may not change the way the American public views the Jewish community, and…