Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

By:
Steven M. Cohen and Kerry Olitzky
A sociologist and a rabbi propose an alternative way to become affiliated with Judaism that they call 'Jewish Cultural Affirmation.'
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By:
Harold Berman
Reducing membership in the Jewish people to a “cultural affirmation” completely misses the point of being Jewish, writes Harold Berman, founder of a group for intermarried families.
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As Jerusalem takes controversial steps for peace by releasing more Palestinian prisoners, those who oppose any deal with the Jewish state step up their violent attempts to derail it.
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Local leader Sam Katz shares his outrage on the American Studies Association's decision to pass a vote to boycott Israeli academic institutions.
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A reader wonders why our parenting blogger feels the need to lament the lure of Christmas, an advocate for Holocaust education urges everyone to lobby legislators for a state law, and another reader offers more details about the so-called 'Jewish cardinal.'
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