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Our Two Cents

Our Two Cents
Opinions, Articles, Letters, Ideas…. and the Gallery of Jewish Jokes

My Turn – A selection of stories and essays from Members and Friends

Baseball Kabbalah – Reuven Goldfarb

A Mixed Marriage – Deborah Zaslow

The Number of Jews – Marlis Beier, MD

Message from the Bride – by Evelyn Rivlin


Issues of Our Days – Timely topical articles of social and current events


Solidarity with Israel – Eli Wiesel

“I have a Dream” for peace in the Middle East:
Martin Luther King Jr.’s special bond with Israel – John Lewis

Interview with Former Middle East Envoy Dennis Ross

Liberal and Pro-Israel – Phyllis Chesler

Forced Female Suicide – Phyllis Chesler

The Ten Fatal Flaws of Oslo – Yossi Klein Halevi

Jerusalem: A Vision – by Rabbi Menachem Froman

Rabbi With a Cause: An Intervierw with Rabbi Menachem Froman – Newsweek International

Twenty Facts about Israel and the Middle East –
Compiled by William Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick

Think Again: Yasir Arafat – by Dennis B. Ross

Explaining the Arab-Israeli Conflict Through Numbers – by Dennis Prager



The Perils of Indifference – by Eli Wiesel

The Brownshirts of Our Time – Phyllis Chesler

The New Anti-Semitism – by Miriam Greenspan, Tikkun Magazine: December, 2003

Is It Anti-Semitism? – by Claudia Chaves

Its Political Upsurge is the Real Menace, Not the ‘Passion Movie’ – by George F. Will

How Suicide Bombers Are Made – by Fiamma Nirenstein

Remarks to the Israeli Knesset Marking the Struggle Against Anti-Semitism – by Ariel Sharon


“Gender Cleansing” in the Sudan – Phyllis Chesler

Women of the Wall- Rabbi Sue Morningstar



Generic Spirituality and ALEPH’s Mission – by Susan Saxe

The 613 Mitzvot – Commandments – of the Torah (PDF File)

The Twelve Steps to Recovery


Click Here for our Gallery of Jewish Jokes


From the files of The Ashlandsman – Wit, wisdom, and earnest observations on Jewish life as reported and related by our very own Hal Dresner

A Jew in the Country

Take My Word, Please

Why I’m Not So Funny Anymore

Words of the Father

Role Model

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Open Wide and Say Ah!

Mussar Made Easy

When Bad News Is Good News