What strange days these are to be a Jew. On the one hand, we have the military might of Israel, on the other Woody Allen and his crippling neuroses. The most visible advocate for the ancient mysticism of Kabbalah is Madonna, that wayward product of a Catholic upbringing in suburban Detroit, who likened herself to Jesus in a video and now prefers the Old Testament name Esther. Searching for universal justice, Jewish leaders once marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Today, the closest we come to solidarity is the Jewfro. One might find this perplexing, but when have the chosen people ever enjoyed the comforts... More >>>