Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

By:
Ross Berkowitz
Learning. We do it every day. Every minute of every day. Yet as we get older, too many of us lose the joy of discovery, which, at its heart, is what learning is about. As a child, each new experience is a wonder. Some, like trying ice-cream for the first time or petting an animal, are fantastic. Others, like reaching...
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It is clearly only a coincidence that two major conferences are drawing crowds to Philadelphia this weekend, but when analyzed together, they speak volumes about where we and our community are today. The convergence of the second annual LimmudPhilly, billed as a "learningfest," with a gathering of international scholars of the Holocaust and the Church, to be held at Saint...
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By:
Rabbi Richard Libowitz and Hubert G. Locke
Each year, more than 200 students -- most of them not Jewish -- enroll in Holocaust-related courses at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia's Jesuit school that has offered such courses since 1990. These students, along with thousands like them around the country, start out with little knowledge of Judaism or the crimes of the Third Reich, but are drawn by curiosity...
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By:
Ross Berkowitz
Learning. We do it every day. Every minute of every day. Yet as we get older, too many of us lose the joy of discovery, which, at its heart, is what learning is about. As a child, each new experience is a wonder. Some, like trying ice-cream for the first time or petting an animal, are fantastic. Others, like reaching...
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Don't Relegate a Significant Segment of the Population to Second-Class Status
By:
Nancy Ratzan
Last spring, two Israeli newspapers doctored photographs of the new Israeli Cabinet to remove the images of two female ministers, Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver. In one paper, the women's faces were replaced with two male ministers; in the other, they were blotted out. The erasure of the women's faces was in accordance with the ultra-Orthodox view that it is...
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