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  • Matisyahu gets a new spiritual groove

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    January 10, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It is only a few miles from Crown Heights to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but in some respects, the asphalt avenues linking them bridge entirely disparate worlds.

    Matisyahu Miller -- known to his legions of fans by his first name, and to his friends simply as Matis -- makes the trip almost...

  • Ritualized Equality

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Woven into many Jews' seders when they sit down to celebrate Passover this year will be a spate of new traditions.

    A Miriam's Cup next to Elijah's represents the role of the prophetess Miriam in the Exodus and highlights women's contributions to Jewish culture. A seemingly...

  • New Coalition Opposes Intermarriage

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the face of widespread popular Jewish acceptance of intermarriage and a sense that the Jewish community's leaders have given up any effort to oppose it, a group of 25 Jewish rabbis, intellectuals, lay leaders and communal affairs professionals is galvanizing to fight for change.

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  • Is Y2K a Jewish issue?

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Is the change of the secular calendar from 1999 to 2000 a Jewish issue?

    Some insist that the change of the millennium doesn't take place until the calendar rolls over to 2001. But no matter when they think the current era comes to a close, people on both sides of the overall...

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