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Back to the Future

Back to the Future
By June 20, 2007

From: Jack Wertheimer To: Joey Kurtzman Subject: Different Pasts, Different Futures Well, Joey, I never saw it coming. All your talk about the new age in which we live, the easy movement of people and ideas, the collapse of boundaries … Read More

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The Coming Jewish Schism

The Coming Jewish Schism
By June 19, 2007

From: Joey Kurtzman To: Jack Wertheimer Subject: A Viable Judaism Requires Breaking from the Orthodox Jack, You are right: I don't regard the Jewish people as my family. I feel a great affection for Jewish culture, I value the Jewish … Read More

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From Rosa Luxemburg to Jewcy

From Rosa Luxemburg to Jewcy
By June 13, 2007

From: Jack Wertheimer To: Joey Kurtzman Subject: No Torah, No People…What's the Future of Jewish Life? Dear Joey, You call yourself a reporter and in fact your last letter is a fascinating report from the field about the perceptions of … Read More

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The Ethnocentric Cult Is Finished

The Ethnocentric Cult Is Finished
By June 13, 2007

From: Joey Kurtzman To: Jack Wertheimer Subject: Reporting, not Prophecy Well, we do agree on some things, Jack. I have to admit that when I first read you described as the Cassandra of American Jewry, I scoffed. It gives you … Read More

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Pick One People, One Religion

Pick One People, One Religion
By June 11, 2007

From: Jack Wertheimer To: Joey Kurtzman Subject: Pick One People, One Religion Dear Joey, Thank you for your illuminating and brutally honest opening letter. It ought to be required reading by all Jewish leaders, especially those who have worked so … Read More

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The End of the Jewish People

The End of the Jewish People
By June 11, 2007

Jack Wertheimer has been called “American Jewry’s Cassandra.” The Chief Academic Officer of the Jewish Theological Seminary rails against the decline in ethnic identity among American Jews and warns of the disastrous consequences of our predilection for universalist ideas and … Read More

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The Mega-Question of the Coming Centuries

The Mega-Question of the Coming Centuries
By June 1, 2007

From: Kevin Kelly To: Andrew Keen Subject: The Holy 1% Andrew, You ask: “Have we changed the original question? Now it’s not whether we can save the Internet, but rather whether the Internet can save us.” Not me! You shifted … Read More

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Not Everyone Can Be Kevin Kelly

Not Everyone Can Be Kevin Kelly
By May 31, 2007

From: Andrew Keen To: Kevin Kelly Subject: If only everyone was kk Kevin, Have we changed the original question? Now it’s not whether we can save the Internet, but whether the Internet can save us. You believe that it can. … Read More

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