Articles by Deborah Moon


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Bari Weiss: A moderate in an era of extremes

Pictured above: Bari Weiss. Photo by Sam Bloom In an increasingly polarized world, New York Times Opinion Editor Bari Weiss stays unflinchingly moderate. In the face of a radicalized right and left, Bari attributes her outspoken centrism to “stubbornness and the deep belief that for healthy politics, we need a robust center.” “My fate at…

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The power of the shofar awakens us

The shofar is arguably the most powerful musical instrument in the world. Its mighty blast brought the walls of Jericho tumbling down. The long blast of the shofar accompanied Moses as he ascended Mount Sinai to receive the Torah. Mentioned often in the Torah and Talmud, the sound of the ram’s horn or shofar was…

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Summer reading, had me a blast

Pictured above: This summer, grab a beach towel and an armful of books and head for the beach, the pool, your backyard or … Every summer I catch up on stacks of books that I haven’t found the time to read. Somehow more hours of daylight always translates into longer hours of activity – and…

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Birth of a Movement

Roz Rothstein and StandWithUs help others speak up for Israel Dismayed by the lack of organized support for Israelis in the face of the Second Intifada, three Californians refused to be bystanders. “We did not have a grand plan, we began to meet the immediate need of a voice to support the Israeli people,” says…

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