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People of the Book(s)

IN 1965, when I was just 11 years old, I bought my very first Bible. Not the “Jewish” kind, the one my friends made fun of because it opened backwards, […]

Why our political culture is so contentious, angry and divisive

Many superficial reasons are offered for the sorry state of our political culture. Members of the opposite party are often considered to be enemies of America. Language...

Chanukah’s past and present

Chanukah is more than a festive nod to an oil lamp burning beyond its physical limits, and more than a child-appropriated holiday. Chanukah celebrates the Maccabees’...

A 10-month settlement freeze is worth a try

The most comprehensive settlement freeze has been instituted under Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu. Even Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s freeze had more exceptions....

A spiritual treat: Shabbos with Rabbi Wachsman

HAS a piece of music ever brought you to laughter? Not me. This doesn’t happen, at least in my experience. Yet, music can bring a person to tears. So can […]

Questions

The news story is by now well known. This past Sunday, the Swiss voted to ban the construction of minarets throughout the country. The vote, which was preceded by a...

Thanksgiving

It is never too late to be grateful. Giving thanks can be early or late. It is always appropriate to express gratitude. Thanksgiving is a chance to refresh ourselves...

Mumbai, one year later

Just over a year ago, on Nov. 26, 2008, the world reacted with horror upon hearing the news of the terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, which would, when the shooting...

American Joint Distribution Committee is right

The American Joint Distribution Committee — the JDC or “Joint” — is asking the national federation system to change the way it allocates its “overseas” funding....

Staff

ON this one, color me unobjective. I love this book, Staff, but maybe that’s because I love the author. And the idea. By the idea, I don’t mean the idea […]