Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775

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Last week in this space, the discussion centered on overscheduled young people not getting enough sleep at night, and how the loss of an hour of rest has begun to affect their cognitive development. This week, the discussion turns to the "colic conundrum," suffering babies whose discomfort tends to keep their parents awake most nights, thereby possibly retarding their cognitive...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
Columnist Cal Thomas writes on www.JewishWorldReview.com on Oct. 25 about an unholy attempt to raise money for terror: "A federal judge in Dallas declared a mistrial in the case of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development when a jury was unable to reach a verdict on 197 counts brought by the government that accused the Muslim charity of...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Each time my Grandpa Morris visited us from Brooklyn, he'd grab my cheek and exclaim in his Old World accent, "Oy, let's have a look at you!" So I'd stand there, half-flattered and half-embarrassed by the attention, cheek held hostage, until with a sigh he let me go. Underneath, it seemed a little silly: How different could I be since...
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Imperative to stop Iran now is getting sidetracked by partisan politics as usual
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This past summer during one of the last episodes of HBO's mega-hit "The Sopranos," A.J., the whiny suicidal son of the show's mafia boss anti-hero, was heard to worry about what he saw as the certain bombing of Iran by President Bush. "You don't know that," his mafia princess sister responded. Though this stray snippet, which was widely noted in...
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Bestseller turned into cinematic disaster perpetuates muddled-headed myths
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History has always had a tough time at the movies. From the earliest days of Hollywood, epic biopics depicting the lives of figures out of the history books have often had little resemblance to the actual events depicted. Though much about the movies has changed since MGM and its competitors were bowdlerizing the complex lives of the famous into simple...
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