Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

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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By:
Avi Shafran
At the end of last summer, dozens of women launched a protest against the practice of separate men's and women's seating on some Israeli public bus routes servicing haredi Orthodox communities. They boarded the buses and sat down among the men, expecting to provoke some strong reaction. The women, some dressed in decidedly non-haredi style, expected to be forced to...
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Critics of Israel Shouldn't Be Branded as Traitors I write to commend you on your fair coverage of the recent J Street program held at Penn Hillel (City & Suburb: "Competing 'Streets' Meet, but Manage Not to Intersect," Feb. 11). But I also must express my concern for the McCarthyism that is infecting the Jewish community as represented by the...
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