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  • Taharah for Gentiles?

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    May 1, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Kavod v’Nichum, the organization that assists chevra kadisha groups, synagogues and others regarding mitzvot concerning chaplaincy, burial, mourning, and related topics, recently hosted a webinar titled, “Ritual Washing for Non-Jews After Death.” The webinar presenters were two...

  • Uncle Maury and the Chris-Craft

    By David Mamet

    August 15, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    Imagine a new member to the family. The real or prospective son- or daughter-in-law is not sat down and explained the family ways, nor given diagrams, lists and rules for behavior. They are told stories.

    The stories the family tells, the order and frequency in which they occur,...

  • Jews vs. Gentiles

    January 18, 2012 | 4:16 pm

    When Gary Turner first heard about the Jews versus Gentiles baseball game, he wondered, “What is that about?”

    When Mark Schneiderman’s wife, Leslie, first heard about it, “she couldn’t stop laughing,” Schneiderman said. “Then she said, ‘You’re going to get...

  • Are Jews smarter? And non-Jews—not so much?

    By The Web Guy

    August 28, 2007 | 11:22 pm

    Ever since researcher Gary Cochran of the University of Utah sought to explain the apparent Ashkenazi intelligence edge as an easily-understood example of natural selection, the idea has attracted criticism from scholars of every persuasion. Here’s his thesis:
    In the Middle Ages,...

  • Just One Voice

    By Rob Eshman

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's nice to honor Righteous Gentiles when they're dead. It's even nicer to acknowledge them while they're still alive.

    Which brings me to the Rev. Doug Huneke, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon, Calif.

    Over the summer, the Presbyterian Church (USA) passed a...