Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

By:
Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Can there be anything more reprehensible than the recent spectacle of haredi Orthodox Jewish boys wearing yellow stars of David and striped black-and-white concentration camp uniforms at a demonstration in Jerusalem? Offended by Israeli authorities' efforts to curtail abuse of women and girls in haredi neighborhoods, the demonstrators desecrated the memory of the more than 1.5 million Jewish children whose...
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By:
Rabbi Yonah Gross
Many of us have seen the disturbing images from Israel in recent weeks portraying Jews against other Jews in a so-called religious struggle. Unfortunately, this is not a new phenomenon. Such misguided zealotry by a small group of misguided people has a long history in Judaism. A historical understanding is essential to appreciating the underpinnings of today's conflict. The Talmud...
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What's in a number? That's the question sparked yet again by the latest studies attempting to pinpoint the number of Jews in America. The good news is that our numbers are apparently up: Two new studies, using completely different methodologies, discovered between 6.4 million and 6.6 million Jews, or about 1.8 percent of the U.S. population, the Forward reported this...
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To fight the BDS movement just make sure to buy lots more goods made in Israel and being childless doesn't mean being anti-Jewish.
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By:
Rabbi Mark Robbins
In recent weeks, developments in the Middle East and an alarming report of the International Atomic Energy Agency concentrated the world's attention on Iran's push to develop nuclear weapons. But on Dec. 19 -- nine days after international Human Rights Day -- the United Nations General Assembly reminded the world of another problematic dimension of the Iranian regime -- treatment...
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