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  • Truthbusters

    By Rob Eshman

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In the checkout line of any Whole Foods Market, you can pick up a copy of a magazine called Adbusters. It's a 120,00-circulation leftist journal, published in Vancouver, with a corresponding Web site that prides itself on deconstructing the commercial forces its editors believe erode...

  • How Do We Pass on Our Jewishness?

    By Susannah Heschel

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    All of us struggle with the problem of how to transmit our commitment to Judaism to the next generation. There are all sorts of suggestions -- but no solutions. How do we reproduce ourselves Jewishly?

    I have a passion for Jewishness, for every manifestation of it, from Workmen's...

  • Keeping Jews in the Flock

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Brace yourselves, people: We're about to celebrate a holiday that touts intermarriage. Yep, our beloved Queen Esther married a goy -- minus the ol' now-a-Jew sniparoo. According to today's Jewish demographic reports, that puts Esther in the "Bad Jew" category.

    We're told repeatedly...

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  • The Need for Reality

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    I set out to write about the presidential election, but I changed my mind when I ran into Eric Gordon, the director of Workmen's Circle.

    Workmen's Circle and Democrats for Israel hosted a presentation on Feb. 25 by surrogates for three Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. John...

  • Gibson Film Doesn’t Star Anti-Semitism

    By David Klinghoffer

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Before saying what is wrong and what is right with Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," let's get out of the way the question that is on everyone's mind. Now that the film has opened, it will become clear to regular moviegoers who have heard of the controversy -- furiously...

  • Vote No on 57, 58: They Erode Duty

    By Douglas Mirell

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    One of the central tenets of our Jewish political and ethical tradition is that cities and states are communities of obligation. Citizenship in these communities is defined by responsibility, and the most basic responsibility is to care for the neediest among us. Jewish philosopher...

  • Of Kerry and King

    By Rob Eshman

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    If I were John Kerry, I would spend every spare moment standing in front of a mirror, practicing the speech I'm going to give in October when U.S. soldiers capture Osama bin Laden.

    The 2000 presidential election was a referendum on the future -- who did Americans believe could lead...

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