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  • This Jew Rocks!

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    June 18, 2014 | 9:09 am

    I will be the first to admit: I do write about rock music a lot.

    Most of the time, my focus is on performers who have either participated in the BDS movement and chosen to not perform in Israel, or those artists like the Rolling Stones who not only enthusiastically played in... read on

  • Look Who’s Jewish!

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    June 11, 2014 | 8:22 am

    A redneck walks into a bar in the deep South. He grabs a few beers and guzzles them down. Looking for a fight, he yells: “All right now, who’s a Jew?!!!!!!!”

    Dead silence.

    The redneck yells a little louder. “I just asked y’all – who’s a Jew?!!!!!!”

    Still dead silence.

    The... read on

  • I’m Proud To Be A Heretic

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    June 3, 2014 | 6:58 am

    At the very least, the Mayor might have said something.

    Well, OK – it’s not exactly his issue.

    Here’s what happened. Last week, at a fundraising gala for the ultra-Orthodox Agudath Israel of America, its head, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, said, in the presence of Mayor Bill DeBlasio,... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is one of America’s most prolific and most-quoted rabbis, whose colleagues have called him an “activist for Jewish ideas.” An award-winning writer...

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