What’s In A Name?

Throughout centuries, Jews have assumed an extraordinary number of identities. The Jews of Kaifeng, Shinlung and Cochin; the Inca Jews, the Subbotnik, the Neofitis and the Lumba Jews; the Falash Mura, the Xueta, the Donmeh, and the Marrano Jews are just a few. Each of the communities I have mentioned […]

Hanukkah’s Legacy

Hanukkah seems like an odd time to contemplate the fate of the Jewish people, yet each year at this time I find myself caught up in questions about our true role in the world. Perhaps it is because this holiday always seems to carry a mixed message for me. Each […]