Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

No Way to Explain Away the Crude Muslim Hatred of Jews Journalist Jonathan Freedland writes in Britain's Guardian ( www.guardian.co.uk ) on Dec. 14 about the sickness bequeathed by the West to the Muslim world: "There were few memorable moments in the [British] election campaign of 2005, but there's one I won't forget. It came when I was interviewing a...
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The wretched behavior of intellectuals never fails to startle, and the shenanigans of Jean-Paul Sartre and his mistress Simone de Beauvoir seem to grow more deplorable as new revelations pile up. Back in 1993, Bianca Bienenfeld, the daughter of Polish Jewish refugees, who'd been passed back and forth between the two writers beginning in the late 1930s, published her memoirs,...
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Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Kids have played with dreidels on Chanukah for centuries. But these days, dreidels are not just for children. In fact, playing dreidel on Chanukah has become so popular that we now have public events that incorporate them, including the largest number of tops being spun, the largest group of people doing the spinning, etc. One might imagine that these are...
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Lori Schneide
VH1's onto it. John Stewart is embodying it. And The New York Times is covering it. It's the hip Jewish phenomena. And if there's ever a time to blow your Jewish horn, it's now. You see, there's a reason for all of this Jewish shofar-blowing. It's actually a mitzvah. And during this time of season we've come to know as...
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Stroke of Fate This week was one in which the challenges to the Jewish people were made all too clear in one single stroke. Israel and its friends abroad were shocked by the news that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had suffered a mild stroke on Sunday. Fortunately, the condition caused no great problems, and the prime minister is on his...
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