Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
By:
Rabbi Michael Knopf
The Jewish tradition seems to offer two distinct models of redemption: Purim and Pesach redemption. On Passover, the Haggadah emphasizes the exodus story as being about God lifting the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery, carrying us from Egypt on eagles' wings. Pesach is about God redeeming us. Purim redemption, on the other hand, is about us redeeming ourselves. The Book...
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By:
Lee B. Rosenfield
Marriage equality is arguably the most important civil rights issue at this time. I am a 44-year-old man who has been in a loving and committed relationship with my "husband" for 17 years. We live in New Jersey with our two children and two dogs. My partner and I cannot get married because New Jersey currently does not recognize marriage...
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By:
David Bedein
While the Palestinian Authority has witnessed unprecedented economic growth of late, life for 4 million descendants of Arab refugees who live inside or contiguous to their presumably "temporary" facilities has remained stagnant. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which oversees the life of Arab refugees, premises all its policies on adherence to the "right of return" to villages...
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By:
Logan Bayroff
The atmosphere in the lead-up to the recent boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania was characterized by acrimony and anger not native to this campus. Yet this acrimony did not come from students or university representatives, or from campus institutions like Hillel. We in the Penn community did our basic duty to uphold free speech on...
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By:
Noah Feit
As a student who was at the forefront of the campaign to confront the boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania earlier this month, I think it's important to demystify much of the perceived hysteria behind the pro-Israel community's efforts surrounding the event. The mixed messages and apprehension about the conference were the result of a few...
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