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  • E-mail charging anti-Semitism takes toll on Rev. Lee

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "My entire reputation has been damaged," the Rev. Eric P. Lee said Monday, little more than a week after Jewish philanthropist Daphna Ziman sent an irate e-mail calling him an anti-Semite to her friends and members of the media.

    "This has really taken its toll on me. I've taken the...

  • Four Questions

    By Rob Eshman

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The controversy that erupted last week over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks by a local pastor raises, appropriately enough for this time of year, four questions.

    As we were going to press last week, a by-now-ubiquitous e-mail was beginning to circulate exponentially. On Saturday...

  • Gap grows between Orthodox and others

    By Jacob Berkman

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The growing ideological gap between the Orthodox and non-Orthodox threatens the long-term unity of the Jewish people, several communal leaders said at a forum to address the matter.

    At issue were the results of a survey conducted in November by the American Jewish Committee...

  • And now the ‘Jewish primary’  begins . . .

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    When California moved its presidential primary to Feb. 5, and other big states followed suit, the strategic role of Jewish voters in the nominating process was greatly enhanced. Inadvertently, the states created a "Jewish primary." New York, California, Florida, Illinois,...
  • Latest poll bad news for Jewish Republicans

    By James D. Besser

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Republican Party continues to lavish money on Jewish voters, arguing that only their candidates are reliable on critical questions like support for Israel and terrorism. Jewish Democrats are firing back, blasting their GOP counterparts for undermining the longstanding...
  • Marriage Conversion Rate Proves Low

    By Rachel Silverman

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Low conversion rates among intermarried Jewish families continue to plague those working to reverse the demographic downtrends in American Jewry.

    Fewer than one-fifth of non-Jews who marry Jews convert to Judaism, according to a new study distributed by the American Jewish Committee....

  • 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...