Behind the Face Mask what are we hiding?

Passing through Krakow airport on my return from an education trip to Auschwitz, there was a sight that I found particularly unsettling.  I remember staring at a group of Chinese tourists wearing masks. Having just learned that we were the last group to leave Birkenau as it was forced to close due to Covid,  IContinue reading “Behind the Face Mask what are we hiding?”

Clinging to our Tree of Life

This week, I came across the remarkable story of a family in Boca Raton, Florida that had featured on several news bulletins; Paul and Tammy Clarke’s  family home had caught fire and in a matter of a few hours their house and almost everything they owned went up in smoke. As they stood outside theirContinue reading “Clinging to our Tree of Life”

Jewish and Privileged

Nationwide protests over inequality are encouraging more conversations not only about race but also about white privilege.  For many of us it is something abstract, conceptual but difficult to relate to. As American sociologist, Michael Kimmel put it succinctly: “Privilege is invisible to those who have it.” Historically, white privilege was often described through theContinue reading “Jewish and Privileged”