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  • A Majority in Israel Supports Reform-Conservative Equality

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 12, 2013 | 6:56 am

    Two house cleaning items:

     

    1.

    Last week I wrote an article for the IHT-NYT about separation between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs at the Superland amusement park:

    Was it really racism that motivated the park’s management? Did it set aside dates for Arabs as well as for...

  • Rise of Conservative right alarming Hungary’s Jews

    March 25, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    The radical far-right Jobbik party is poised to emerge in next month’s elections in Hungary as a potent force in Parliament, and the prospect is ringing alarm bells in Central Europe’s largest Jewish community.

    “It’s scary,” said Vera Szekeres-Varsa, a Holocaust survivor and former...

  • Politics of liberal and conservative Jews reverse

    By Arnold Steinberg

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Recently, I spoke to Reform rabbinical students in their class on "Jewish Political Tradition." Which is, exactly, what?

    My expertise, I told them, is politics, not theology. Here was my dilemma: to talk reality or defer to the orthodoxy of Reform Jews, which is to say, political...

  • Alito Would Erode Minority Protection

    By Phyllis Snyder

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "But is it good for the Jews?" That was the question many of our grandparents voiced when they perused the morning papers -- a question we may have dismissed, even with affection, as a narrow or parochial expression.

    Today, we know that what's "good for the Jews" extends beyond...

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  • Hear This,  Papa

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In "Yentl's Revenge," an anthology of Jewish feminist writings, the editor, Danya Ruttenberg, puts forward a call for a transgendered approach to Judaism. "Why not allow for a more open understanding of gender in which we all might fit on the continuum from female to female masculine...

  • Turning GOP in O.C.

    By Janine Robinson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An emerging conservatism among Jews has rattled traditional Southern California partisan allegiances, and local Republicans are claiming a surge of new Jewish recruits. But in Orange County, one of the most conservative strongholds in the nation, party leaders say the migration has...

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