Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Draw of Faith: Christians in China and Black Jews in America

The recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life told us what we already knew: America is becoming more and more religious. The draw of a spiritual life is growing in all sectors, and apparently all over … Read More

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On Three Pillars

A new lusciously over-sized book of photography, On Three Pillars: Torah, Worship, and Practice of Loving Kindness: The Synagogues of Brooklyn, offers a nostalgic peek at the history of Brooklyn's places of worship. Thomas Roma's black and white images are … Read More

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Jews Rebuilding Lebanon and Arabs Teaching Holocaust History in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Jewish singles are more Jewishly engaged than people think (but does the word ‘engaged’ in that sentence make any other singles nervous?). A new report by sociologists Steven Cohen and Ari Kelman has found that unmarried Jews in their twenties … Read More

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Do Jews Have A Special Responsibility To Fight Against Genocide?

From: Shmuel Rosner To: Adam LeBor Dear Adam, Thank you for your thoughtful response. The lesson of your experience seems quite obvious: if even someone like yourself, whose instincts (I suspect) are much more pro-UN than mine, has turned skeptical, … Read More

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“Never Again” Means Stopping Genocide Today, Not Just Remembering

From: Adam LeBor To: Shmuel Rosner Dear Shmuel, Thanks for your perceptive letter, and I think you are right to move the debate along to explore Jewish responsibility for stopping genocide, if indeed Jews have such a responsibility. But before … Read More

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From God’s Mouth to Your Stomach: 6 Biblical Cookbooks

Our recent chat with Garry Torres of Food for life has gotten us thinking about biblical food. Is there a biblical food movement? Can we recreate the foods of the ancients in our own homes? Should we? We did a … Read More

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Assisted Loving: Because Your Parents (and Grandparents, and Great Grandparents) Need Love, Too

I like to whine about the trials and tribulations of the dating scene for young observant Jews. Besides the innumerable suggestions (read: pressure) to join JDate, there’s the never-ending parental push towards marriage and the intolerable Jewish singles events. But … Read More

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Poem: “Miriam and Her Brothers”

MIRIAM AND HER BROTHERS And the Lord said unto Moses: ‘If her father had but spit in her face, should she not hide in shame seven days? Let her be shut up without the camp seven days, and after that … Read More

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