Uri Friedman, managing editor at the Atlantic Council, is confronted by “life’s biggest questions” amidst the turbulence of Covid 19 by his five-year-old son, and is hard-pressed for answers. Writing in The Atlantic’s August 2020 edition, Friedman presents his and his wife’s struggle with their Covid-induced home schooling. After weeks of coming to grips with... Read more »
COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. The transformation has been compared to throwbacks to the Great Depression and World War II. How do we view such cataclysmic events
Three years after Bernie Madoff’s startling $10-20 billion Ponzi fraud case was concluded, a lower profile but equally damaging Ponzi scheme engineered by Texas businessman, Allen Stanford, was adjudicated in June 2012:
As anti-racial protests resurged in Portland, Seattle and cities nationwide, scores of iconic statues, including those of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have been torn down. The Washington Post’s Annie Gowen’s July 8 headline declared, As Statues of Founding Fathers Topple, Debate Rages Over Where Protesters Should Draw the Line. Gowen writes, Manisha Sinha, a... Read more »
Rabbi Yissocher Frand (On the Parsha 3) shares an eye-opening Midrash from Talmudic times of a Jewish farmer (who we’ll call Reuven) who ran into financial difficulties and was forced to sell his trusted plowing cow. The farmer sold the cow to a non-Jewish farmer (who we’ll call Logan) who was delighted as his newly purchased
As I prepare for Shavous, a startling conversation I had with Professor Herbert Goldstein z”l, over fifteen years ago, then professor emeritus of nuclear science at Columbia, invariably jumps to the forefront of my mind. Professor Goldstein was part of the MIT team who discovered and implemented the use of radar
The lead story in this month’s Harvard Business Review (HBR) tackles the challenge of deciphering the “tidal wave of data” that is essential to help the world combat coronavirus.
US Department of State Tweet on May 4, 2020 May is #JewishAmericanHeritageMonth. Jewish Americans have contributed in countless ways to our country and to the Department. This month celebrates their heritage and achievements and reaffirms the U.S. is committed to a world free of anti-Semitism.
We’re talking about a fundamental change in the world. We thought before the coronavirus we had control in our lives, there’s a certain amount that we decide and a certain amount that we don’t decide… At this point, the world is in total turmoil. There is nothing, nothing in our control. There isn’t one sector
We never imagined that such a thing like this could ever happen. First and foremost, I hope you are taking the necessary precautions. V’nishmartem me’od l’nafshtechem (Devarim 4:15). We must all follow the rules of the authorities. Take care of yourselves and those who need