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  • My Role Model’s Gone

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    August 19, 2014 | 5:27 am

    If you are reading this blog, it is because of Leonard Fein. 

    Leonard, known to everyone as Leibel, died this past week at the age of eighty. He was a writer, sociologist, educator, founder (with Elie Wiesel) and editor of Moment magazine, a social activist who founded MAZON: A... read on

  • Shazbot, shalom

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    August 12, 2014 | 11:59 am

    The modern Hebrew poet Hayim Nahman Bialik put it this way:

    There was a man -- and see: he is no more!
    Before his time did this man depart
    And the song of his life in its midst was stilled
    And alas! One more tune did he have
    And now that tune is forever lost
    Forever lost!

    ... read on
  • We Are Not Alone

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    August 6, 2014 | 6:30 am

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

    Two Jews are walking in a dangerous neighborhood late at night. Suddenly, they hear footsteps behind them. One of them turns to survey the situation, and then says to his companion: “We had better get out of here quickly. There are two of... read on

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