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  • The Jewish Seat

    By Rob Eshman

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Seven American Jews have served on the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

    Make that eight -- if you include Sandra Day O'Connor.

    O'Connor, who announced her retirement from the bench last week, isn't Jewish (you read it here first). But her legal opinions have had a...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Loving Parent

    When I read the Torah, I see two things: 1) God is a parent who loves and disciplines his children. 2)The people of Israel are loving children who constantly test God's boundaries: "I don't want this food. I'm too tired to walk. When will we get there?" If you read Parshat Ekev, you will see the story in action. God teaches the children of Israel to be patient, brave and to make good choices. If they do, they will be rewarded. It's like getting to have fun all summer, because we worked hard all year in school.

  • Holy Boundaries

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This week's Torah portion includes the verse: "Do not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22).

    The subject is particularly at issue because the Conservative movement is now revisiting Jewish laws around homosexuality and the ordination of openly gay...

  • Outside the Lines

    By Mike Levy

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The political battles over redistricting caused a brief but nasty showdown between two prominent California Jewish politicians.

    The conflict began earlier this month when a proposed redistricting plan, which has since been changed, moved as much as 60 percent of Rep. Brad Sherman's...