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  • Jewish Ambivalence: Conformity vs. Fear of Anti-Semitism

    May 21, 2010 | 11:36 am

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    Touching base with a friend recently, she asked what I was up to, and having just returned from the pool of a local Jewish community center, I whimsically replied, “I’ve been swimming with Jews.” This inside joke became a bit more pertinent as we discussed...

  • Why Not Lieberman?

    By Paul Kujawsky

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What a difference two and a half years make. When Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore selected Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mate in 2000, there was a surge of Jewish pride and support. Now that Lieberman has announced his own candidacy in the 2004 presidential...

  • Bittersweet Music

    By George Robinson

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Despite its air of celebration, Passover is a bittersweet remembrance, one in which the joy of liberation is marked by the pain of recollection of what we were liberated from and what we lost on the way from Egypt to Eretz Yisrael. Our seder liturgy reflects that ambivalence,...

  • Security vs Civil Liberty

    By James D. Besser

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As the United States intensifies its war against terrorism at home and abroad, the Jewish community may be poised to serve as a bridge between the Bush administration and some of its critics in the civil liberties community.

    That was evident at last week's Jewish Council for Public...

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