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Day 6: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?

Day 6: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?
By January 22, 2007

From: Daniel ‘Mobius’ Sieradski To: Steven I. Weiss Subject: You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing Dear Steven, You state that equating liberal politics with "social justice" is "fundamentally insulting" to the Right. I can't … Read More

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Day 5: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?

Day 5: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?
By January 19, 2007

From: Steven I. Weiss To: Daniel ‘Mobius’ Sieradski Subject: Jettisoning Judaism Dan, Nachmanides, not Maimonides. Sorry, my bad. It doesn’t matter much for the purposes of this discussion: either one of them would smack you. After all, do you take … Read More

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Day 4: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?

Day 4: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?
By January 18, 2007

From: Daniel ‘Mobius’ Sieradski To: Steven I. Weiss Subject: Liar, Liar, Soul on Fire Steven, My statement that Jews didn’t invent morality was a segue into a point regarding the difference between Jewish morality and that of non-Jewish nations. Jewish … Read More

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Day 3: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?

Day 3: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?
By January 17, 2007

From: Steven I. Weiss To: Daniel ‘Mobius’ Sieradski Subject: Why Maimonides Would Beat You, and Your Woman Dan, I’ll certainly agree with you that Jews didn’t invent morality, though I’m not sure how this reinforces your argument that social justice … Read More

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Day 2: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?

Day 2: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?
By January 16, 2007

From: Daniel ‘Mobius’ Sieradski To: Steven I. Weiss Subject: Navel Gazing Steven, Adolf Hitler once wrote, "Conscience is a Jewish invention. It is a blemish, like circumcision." One of the Jewish people’s core arrogances is our embrace of this Hitlerian … Read More

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Day 1: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?

Day 1: Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism?
By January 15, 2007

It's Martin Luther King Day, and as American Jews pause with the rest of the country to reflect on the civil rights struggle, we also take pride in our own community's role in it. The legendary image of the bearded … Read More

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Day 4 (Jonathan Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 4 (Jonathan Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 8, 2007

From: Jonathan Gottfried To: Paul Gottfried Subject: Jews do not conspire with Buddhists and Wiccans against Christians Dad, In my initial email, I wrote: “To ask whether Jews should vote Republican is to assume that American Jewry is a monolith … Read More

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Day 4 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 4 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 8, 2007

From: Paul Gottfried To: Jonathan Gottfried Subject: Nativity scenes and pogroms Jonathan, The American intervention in the Balkans, under President Clinton, was even less warranted than the invasion of Iraq. Exhaustive studies have shown that the media in France, England, … Read More

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