Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Tammuz 21, 5776
By:
Hanna Liebman Dershowitz
Even today, the echoes of Esther’s story are powerful and enduring, but she might be surprised to learn how the concept of religious freedom is being used now — not to protect minority religious practice or combat religious intolerance, but to give special exceptions from laws designed to prevent intolerance or provide needed services to all people.
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By:
Jason Storch
"Although I have had many good experiences at Vassar and have made many friends, it can be uncomfortable to be Jewish here, especially if one supports Israel."
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By:
Jay Ruderman
Many people don’t realize that disability rights have rarely been mentioned by name in national campaigns.
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By:
Edmon J. Rodman
“Ad lo yada”: Traditionally, this rabbinic license to party, derived from the Talmud, has been taken to mean one should drink until he or she no longer knows the difference between the two prime Purim players, the wise and brave Mordechai, and the evil schemer Haman, who had plotted to kill the Jews.
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By:
Morton Klein
The Zionist Organization of America has no current position on the transfer of Arabs out of Israel. But it’s not difficult to see why a significant percentage of Israelis would be in favor.
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