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Thanksgivukkah: More Than Meh

By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

November 26, 2013 | 5:54 pm

Every Sunday, The New York Times Magazine offers its “Meh List” of things that are neither bad nor good – simply “meh.”

If I were to create a Jewish “Meh List,” Thanksgivukkah would be... read on

  • Gettysburg And The Jews

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    November 19, 2013 | 7:33 am

    It is a bittersweet coincidence – that the fiftieth yahrzeit of President John F. Kennedy and the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address should occur during the same week.

    In many ways, of course, President Lincoln and President Kennedy are soldered... read on

  • My Speech For George W. Bush

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    November 12, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Shocked. Shocked. 

    That was the response of many American Jews to the news that former President George Bush would be offering the keynote at a major fundraising event for the Messianic Bible Institute, an evangelical group that targets Jews for conversion. 

    "How could he do... read on

  • Both Is Neither

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    November 5, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    In one of his nightclub routines from the early 1960s, Woody Allen describes his first marriage. “I was an atheist, and she was an agnostic. We couldn’t agree on what religion not to raise the children in.”

    If only it were that funny. If only it were that easy.

    Dual-faith... read on

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