com.Unity: From the Desk of Mark L. Goldstein

The Israel that is Not in the News

There is much in the news about Israel. Most of it reflects conflict in some form, whether with the Palestinians, the European Union (particularly the EU Foreign Affairs Department), the recent U.S. declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (although stopping short of words whi…

FOR ADULTS ONLY – Not to be Read by our Kids

I wrote about this topic a few years ago. And, while years have passed, the message has not changed. In fact, it has become more important. But, I will share this with you on one condition:  PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS COLUMN WITH YOUR CHILDREN. It contains information that we just don’t wan…

It's Time for Tax Wise Giving

Congress and the administration have been struggling to pass benchmark legislation. The next major legislation may be changes to the tax code. The administration has floated its proposal. Some congressmen have floated their proposals. News reports predict that Congress – seeking resolution…

It’s Election Season, Again

Usually this column topic appears once every two years coinciding with national elections. But as our interest in elections, and the candidates’ interest in our votes, transcends more than the national elections, much of this content bears repeating.

Of course, we should all take time t…

Marking Transitions

Jewish tradition gives us opportunities to mark certain transitions. We have ceremonies for youth to acknowledge their transition to Jewish adulthood. We mark the weekly distinction between the holiness of Shabbat and the rest of the week with wine, the scent of spices and a braided candle a…