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  • On the culture of Greed

    By Aryeh Cohen

    November 11, 2011 | 10:26 am

    A few weeks ago, I was in a meeting discussing an upcoming ballot initiative which would eliminate the death penalty in favor of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Everybody in the room was opposed to the death penalty. The discussion was about the strategy that... read on

  • Occupy the Language

    By Aryeh Cohen

    October 28, 2011 | 10:37 am

    One young man in Zuccoti Park in New York, part of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, holds up a sign which boldly declares: “We’re here, we’re unclear, get used to it.” This tongue in cheek message gets to the heart of what is uncomfortable for many in the media and the... read on

  • Sukkah or Sodom

    By Aryeh Cohen

    October 19, 2011 | 5:07 pm

    This past Sunday, I had the privilege and pleasure of teaching Torah on the streets of Los Angeles. Specifically on Spring Street between First and Temple, on the east side of City Hall, amongst the community of hundreds that calls itself Occupy LA. A coalition of several people with... read on

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  • Introduction: Justice in the City

    By Aryeh Cohen

    October 19, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    This blog will be about the intersection and intertwining of Judaism and social justice. It is called Justice in the City: Thinking About Judaism and Social Justice. I hope that the pieces are thoughtful and rise above the level of cliches and platitudes, and attempt to explore and... read on

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