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  • An American Immigrant Family’s Responsibility

    December 11, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Last week, we had the honor of celebrating Chanukah at the White House. Joined by President and Mrs. Obama, we watched as the candles of the festival of light were lit by Rabbi Susan Talve. As the lights danced, we couldn’t stop reflecting on how remarkable it was that we, children...

  • Going home with Gary Baseman

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 24, 2013 | 10:11 am

    There’s an old saying that goes something like this: We spend the first half of our lives running away from home and the rest trying to get back. Consider Homer, way back in ancient Greece, who defined our notion of a life’s odyssey as a journey that begins and ends at home.

    The...

  • Mystery: Where is class consciousness?

    June 13, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    An absolute precondition for class warfare is class consciousness. And one of the great mysteries of American history is that with just a few transient exceptions, there has been near zero class consciousness here. Or, more precisely: The very rich have been well aware of their class...

  • Forum Tries to Help Argentine Jews

    By Florencia Arbiser

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Like the more than 2 million Jews who came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century in search of the American dream, thousands went further south -- to Argentina -- hoping to find a brighter future.

    Now, with Argentina in the throes of a wrenching political and economic...

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