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  • Loss for Jews if Secession Wins

    By Jack Weiss

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The question has been posed to me frequently over the past several months: Is Valley secession "good for the Jews?"

    Truthfully, it's a difficult question to answer. Other current matters are easier to address. Is President Bush good for the Jews? Prime Minister Ariel Sharon certainly...

  • College Ad Misses the Point

    By Susannah Heschel

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As a historian of Jewish-Christian relations in Germany, and as a professor who has taught at several German universities, hostility toward Jews and Judaism in university settings is certainly nothing new to me.

    Yet the recent New York Times ad condemning anti-Semitism at American...

  • Evangelism and Us

    By Tamar Frankiel

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The issue of evangelical Christian churches attempting to convert Jews has arisen once again -- this time as an accompaniment to Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert's acceptance of a $500,000 gift from a church in San Diego.

    It is admirable that any group would want to make a charitable...

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  • Learning From Israel and Its Mistakes

    By Tom Segev

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When I accepted a one-semester teaching position at Rutgers University's Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, I hoped to get away for a while from the tense atmosphere in Israel; I was looking forward to a quiet academic fall. The fall had been magnificent indeed, but I...

  • Why Does Everyone Want My Money?

    By Jane Ulman

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Chanukah Traditions," "Rainbow Happy Birthday," "Shooting Stars" and "Per-fect Presents." These are the four rolls of Sally Foster gift wrap, along with assorted colored tissue, that I am buying to support Heschel Day School. The school will receive 50 percent of my $39.50, and...

  • Learning to Live on the Knife-Edge

    By David Silverberg

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    What's it like to be a citizen of a country that preempts its enemies -- now that this is the official national security doctrine of the United States? Americans might look to the Israeli experience.

    Preemption has guided that Middle Eastern state since its founding in 1948. Israeli...

  • The Return of Big Brother?

    By David N. Myers

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Like America at large, the American university is a teeming marketplace of ideas.

    Its greatness lies in its unrestrained commitment to open debate. Conversely, its darkest moments have come when the gateways of debate were closed.

    We should know this as Jews and as Americans. In...

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