The View From Here

The View From Here | Shocked, Shocked That This Is About Politics

With Lindsay Graham playing the part of Casablanca’s Captain Louis Renault — “I’m shocked, shocked, to find there is politics going on here” —...

The View From Here | Plenty of Hypocrisy to Go Around

At first glance, there’s nothing particularly remarkable about a Berlin academic panel that took place last summer. Held as part of the “Emerging Technologies...

The View From Here | A True Jewish Hero

Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels and many of his congregants might think he’s a hero. As the spiritual leader of Beth Shir Shalom, a synagogue in Santa...

The View From Here | Upping Our Game

Philadelphia football fans have long been known throughout the world as having no qualms about booing their hometown team. But there was still something jarring...

The View From Here | Getting Off the Sidelines and Playing Well

My daughter has a habit of returning home with lost things. She’s typically interested in giving them a home, as with the cat that...

The View From Here | Prague Landmark Offers Hope to Us All

At one point even before its release next week, Norman Eisen’s The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House...

The View From Here | Thinking About the First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of...

The View From Here | With Friends Like These

For certain recent generations of American Jews, visiting Jerusalem’s Old City was synonymous with spending a night or two — or more — at...

The View From Here | Experiencing an American ‘Vacation’

Thanks to a co-worker joking about my family cramming into my wife’s 15-passenger van for our yearly pilgrimage to Florida, I’ve had the chorus...

The View From Here | Experiencing an American ‘Vacation’

Thanks to a co-worker joking about my family cramming into my wife’s 15-passenger van for our yearly pilgrimage to Florida, I’ve had the chorus...