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Category: Pilpul/Opinion

Buone notizie – Meet a Cute Dumbo-Octopus

susanna calimaniBy Susanna Calimani*

The doubt gripped me for some weeks: the choice between going back to my random-thoughts writing and staying in my mourning silence. In the last months a vast assortment of facts stole my words, one after another: …

Power

bidussaBy David Bidussa

Free will is the only power that humankind possesses. Thanks to Oscar Sebastian Lelo, who, with “Disobedience,” tells us that we can choose, in a time where affiliation to a group is back to be lived and …

Pilpul – When hate becomes mainstream

Anti-Defamation League Annual National Commission MeetingBy Jonathan A. Greenblatt*

This has been a very difficult few days for the Jewish community — and for America. What started as a normal Sabbath for Jews — a time to be with family and community, celebrate bar and …

Double Life – Weapons

fubiniBy Daniela Fubini*

When I did my pilot in Israel in the summer of 2006, and the country was at war with Lebanon, I remember that I felt a bit uncomfortable when I was sitting on a bus and across …

A Reminder

bidussaBy David Bidussa*

A reminder: “Cursed be he who Subverts the Rights of the stranger” [Dt., 27,19]. Fundamental human rights demand the rescue and welcome of the stranger; they do not demand the inclusion. Dehumanizing in order to legitimize the …

Double Life – Noise

fubiniBy Daniela Fubini*

When written words are your line of business, but most of your day is spent among people (in my case, on a rather long commute and in a small but highly interactive office) you have two options …

Rosh HaShanah of Love

mascettiBy Yaakov Mascetti*

I’m not ready for another batch of High Holidays in the light of Divine judgment, ten days of introspection followed by twenty-five hours of fast and prayer, fear and sorrow for sins committed, and then a whole …

FEATURES Stories of Hopes from Naples

napoliBy Jacqueline McKenna*

The Holocaust was a horrendous tragedy that threatens to diminish our faith in humanity. All over Europe families, children, mothers were separated and killed, revealing the utmost barbaric and inhumane side of our society. However, during this …

Double Life – Colors

fubiniBy Daniela Fubini*

The World Cup is over and the summer can start now, finally. It’s too bad the Cup didn’t go to Croatia, the typical underdog who collected fans all around the globe by ending up in a finale …