Mendel Horowitz


Honoring Sorrow and Remembering Franz Kafka on Tisha B'Av

By Mendel Horowitz

Honoring Sorrow and Remembering Franz Kafka on Tisha B'Av
For one essayist, who moved from New York to Tel Aviv, the world may have changed. But the sorrow that accompanies Tisha B’Av seems to remain eternal.Read More


Shavuot Is Tough Sell in Age of 140 Characters

By Mendel Horowitz

Shavuot Is Tough Sell in Age of 140 Characters
Shavuot is a hard sell to young adults hooked on Facebook and Twitter. Telling them to embrace a holiday of ideas is like asking them to hug a thesaurus.Read More


Finding Passover Wisdom In The Work of Rainier Maria Rilke

By Mendel Horowitz

Finding Passover Wisdom In The Work of Rainier Maria Rilke
Passover can be a joyous time, yet for some it comes with a large dose of melancholy. A rabbi finds solace in family and the work of Rainer Maria Rilke.Read More


Brooklyn Nets Back in the 'Hood

By Mendel Horowitz

Brooklyn Nets Back in the 'Hood
More than 55 years after the Jews’ beloved Dodgers left town, Brooklyn has finally landed a bigtime sports franchise in the Nets.Read More






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