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  • Facing God, and the challenge of individual conscience

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    November 26, 2008 | 4:16 pm

    Is there really a need to write a book in favor of conscience?

    Who opposes conscience?

    As Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis demonstrates with his characteristic eloquence, erudition and verve in his new book, "Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey" (Jewish Lights, $19.99),...

  • Somebody had to make a start

    By Jud Newborn

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    'Sophie Scholl: The Final Days' -- trailer in German with English subtitles


    Feb. 18 marks the 65th anniversary of the Gestapo arrest of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose in 1943. Then, on Feb. 22, their swift beheading after a show trial in Munich by Hitler's "Hanging Judge," Roland...

  • Right or Righteous?

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Have you ever dealt with someone who insisted s/he was right -- even smugly so -- while actually being objectively, measurably and completely wrong?

    Now, let me ask a tougher question: Have you ever been that person? If so, you are in good -- and plentiful -- company.

    In this...

  • The ‘Triumph’ of Time

    By Alejandra E. Bouza

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Actress Leni Riefenstahl, friend and favorite of Adolph Hitler, convinced a denazification court for the second time today that her career during the Third Reich was artistic rather than political."

    Los Angeles Examiner -- April 22, 1952

    Fifty years later, this past Aug. 22,...

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  • The Israeli Supreme Court’s Conscience

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The conscience of the Jewish state has spoken through the recent landmark ruling of Israel's Supreme Court. It has taken an important step toward removing the pariah stigma from tens of thousands of Jews who converted to Judaism by the rabbinic authority of non-Orthodox rabbis, but...

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