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  • The dark side of Chanukah

    December 23, 2008 | 5:36 pm

    Almost anyone who celebrates Chanukah today knows at least the rudimentary outline of its story. A righteous Judean clan in the 2nd century B.C.E. led an uprising against Greek-influenced Seleucid rulers who had desecrated the Temple and outlawed the traditional practices of Judaism....
  • Mr. Halakhah, tear down this prayer!

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 30, 2008 | 11:58 pm

    Some Jews want the Catholics to remove from their liturgy a prayer that calls for the conversion of the Jews.

    The over-hyped and amateurish ‘Fitna’ video asks Muslims to strike certain verses from the Koran.

    What’s next, censoring the Aleinu?

    Ooops, been there done that!


  • Amalek Within

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    What is the origin of evil? Or, more precisely, why do people do evil things?

    We Jews often pose these questions in terms of biblical narratives. Torah is understood as the soul's code of the Jewish people; its characters, images and events are not just historical, they are...