Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Where is the world going? Is it progressing in a positive way and moving toward some ideal state? Or is it sinking lower and lower toward immorality and disarray? In Greek mythology, a Golden Age of peace and happiness was thought to become gradually more corrupt, eventually degenerating into an Iron Age of greed and cruelty. Some scientists today have...
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Feeling a little stressed these days, as the blissful ease of summer abruptly comes to an end, and school and religious obligations come flooding back at you with the onset of the fated month of September? You're not alone, of course, and now there's a magazine that's right up your ally. It's called Going Bonkers? -- and it attempts to...
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Time to take the 5768 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
Did you enjoy 5767? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year of recovery in Israel, as the aftermath of last year's less than successful second Lebanon War was followed by recriminations and political stalemate. But the push for a...
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Time to take the 5768 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Did you enjoy 5767? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year of recovery in Israel, as the aftermath of last year's less than successful second Lebanon War was followed by recriminations and political stalemate. But the push for a...
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By:
Hershel Shanks
Here's another "first" for the Jews, according to Harvard law-school professor Noah Feldman. And it's especially significant because on this matter, we Jews beat out the Nazis, who are really Johnny-come-latelies. According to Feldman, the Jews committed "the first intentional and explicit genocide." A ton of ink has already been spilt over Feldman's New York Times Magazine article "Orthodox Paradox,"...
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