Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775

While fidgety kids may be told that "patience is a virtue," a University of Arkansas philosopher has found patience to be much more profound than simple, passive waiting. Rather, it is "the living heart of ethics." In a presentation last week to the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Irene McMullin discussed patience as a "neglected virtue" little examined by...
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Spare the rod, spoil the child ... This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you. So goes an old saying, and a more modern one, about the practice of punishing children by spanking them. But another school of thought states that spanking is cruel treatment and unnecessary punishment, and that there are other, saner ways to correct...
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By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
This past October, London's iconic Trafalgar Square saw a gathering with a distinctly Jewish flavor. "Simcha on the Square" brought together klezmer bands, jazz musicians, a youth choir, disc jockeys and even the cast from the local production of "Fiddler on the Roof" to entertain enthusiastic crowds. These festivities at the heart of London serve as an apt symbol of...
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Like a wounded animal, the credit crisis of 2007 refuses to die, much to the consternation of market participants, who thought that -- like the crises of 1987 and 1998 -- this one would also be killed off with another shot of Fed liquidity. A famously impatient lot, we Americans don't like problems; when they do occur, we like them...
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Montreal is just bubbling with Jewish culture
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Kathy Shorr, JE Feature
Ever since the Parti Quebeçois came to power three decades ago, bringing with it greater nationalism and stricter language laws favoring French, it's been easy to feel uneasy about Jewish life in Montreal. The Jewish community has shrunk from a high of about 120,000 before that 1976 election, to just under 100,000 now. Many who left were the younger, well-educated...
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