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Be Maladjusted!

By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

January 21, 2014 | 10:38 am

In some ways, the alte zeyde (grandfather, if you will) of this blog, or rather, the ongoing title of this blog, was none other than the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Except I... read on

  • Be Maladjusted!

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    January 21, 2014 | 10:38 am

    In some ways, the alte zeyde (grandfather, if you will) of this blog, or rather, the ongoing title of this blog, was none other than the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Except I did not know it until this past week.

    While going through my books and files, I found a sermon... read on

  • Be Maladjusted!

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    January 21, 2014 | 10:38 am

    In some ways, the alte zeyde (grandfather, if you will) of this blog, or rather, the ongoing title of this blog, was none other than the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Except I did not know it until this past week.

    While going through my books and files, I found a sermon... read on

  • Bigotry Is Not Poetry

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    January 14, 2014 | 4:59 pm

    He died at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. Beth Israel is one of America's classic "Jewish" hospitals. To this day, among Jews of the Essex County diaspora, the designation "born at the Beth" carries with it a certain honor.

    Last week, Amiri Baraka, one of the... read on

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  • The Tiger Mom Gets Us Wrong

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    January 7, 2014 | 7:55 am

    I was the product of strict parenting. My parents insisted on discipline, good grades in school, and a generally no-nonsense approach to childhood. They disapproved of anything that seemed to be a waste of time, including baseball cards, comic books, and rock music.

    Compared to... read on

  • The Jews Of The Year, 2013

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    December 31, 2013 | 6:15 am

    Every year, at precisely this season, Time magazine has its man/woman of the year. There should be a Jewish list as well. Here is a list of the Jews who moved me, challenged me, and/or amused me during this tumultuous year of 2013.

    Anat Hoffman. Chair of Women of the Wall and... read on

  • A Christmas Sermon For Jews

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    December 24, 2013 | 7:24 am

    I have a recurrent fantasy. Actually, it would make a pretty funny television movie. In the fantasy, I am very good friends with a Protestant minister. In early December, a church calls him to be its spiritual leader. Because they had only interviewed him by phone, they have never... read on

  • How Open Should Hillel Be?

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    December 17, 2013 | 5:32 am

    I am in favor of open-mindedness.

    But your mind should never be so open that everything falls out.

    That would be my message to the board of Hillel at Swarthmore College.  They want to open their Hillel chapter to anti-Israel activists, even though Hillel International bars its... 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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