Tag: Anti-Semitism


Innocence, Genetics and Dads: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 15-19), we delved into wise quotes about fatherhood, the ethics we face on the frontiers of genetic science, the innocence of kids as they start comprehending anti-semitism, the tradition of fathers “passing on” their name to future generations, and the house of worship devastated by gun violence in South Carolina. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Ten Dads, in Detail: Wise Words – TWD Father’s Day (June 21) is close at hand, so we’re sharing ten......

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Explaining Anti-Semitism to My Young Kids

Growing up deep in the rural, isolated Midwest, it’s hard to say what was more foreign to me – Judaism or the ever-elegant, art-filled Paris. Now that I’m middle-aged and living in a big city, I’m well acquainted with both. I first visited Paris on my honeymoon. I was a new convert to Judaism, having completed my study just months before. Seeing Paris’ Museum of Jewish Art and History was as important as visiting the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. I’d never experienced such intense security. An uneasy feeling from the searching,......

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The Privilege of Seeing The Death of Klinghoffer

I had the privilege of attending the opening performance of The Death of Klinghoffer on Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera. I say privilege because after months of listening to protests and nasty threats by fellow members of my tribe (Jewish), almost all of whom admittedly never saw the opera, seeing The Death of Klinghoffer was an extraordinary cultural and musical experience. The atmosphere, given the vocal demonstrations outside and the intense police presence inside, was crackling with energy. With so much public culture these days that’s either banal and trivial or......

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