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Trying to keep our kids safe and fed

This was an emotional week in the House of Representatives. We debated more than 30 bills, with many passing unanimously. Notably, House File 710 which helps community foundations, passed 99-0 to send certain tax receipts from internet fantasy sports contests and sports betting to all 99 ...

Palestinian Arab terrorism and the West’s moral apathy

This week, Jews all over the world marked Passover, the celebration of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. As we congregated around seder tables to read from the “Haggadah” — the compendium of texts telling the story of the exodus — we said the following words: “And this (God’s blessings ...

Buddy the rabbit dog!

Since we put Buddy on The Green Bean Diet, he has slimmed down considerably, is looking younger, and has become more agile. He can now jump up on Ginnie’s lap without help, his favorite purple collar fits him again and he can actually catch rabbits. Yes! What is The Green Bean Diet? We buy ...

Have we forgotten how to agree to disagree?

My friend Denny and I were as different as night and day. He was conservative; I wasn’t. I accused him of being to the right of Attila the Hun. He accused me of working for Pravda, the famed Communist party newspaper. We thoroughly enjoyed poking each other this way. It was invigorating to ...

Free speech needs muscle

Officials at Stanford University could learn something from the New York City Police Department about defending free speech while maintaining order. When hecklers prevented an invited speaker from addressing an audience at Stanford’s law school, what could have been a peaceful protest turned ...

My child is struggling with a mental health concern. Where do I turn for help?

As a parent/guardian/caretaker, you’ve noticed some social, emotional and/or behavioral changes in a child you are providing care for. Have you ever wondered, “Is this typical?” “Does everyone experience this?” “Do we need help?” Or, you might be thinking, “They aren’t like ...