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  • Love’s Incomplete Promise

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 6, 2014 | 11:29 pm

    And such is love:

    We are born inside of love, delivered into a harsh world, which sends us a welcoming embrace, a soothing voice and breasts to nourish.  Our cord severed, we grow up among friends only to leave them and learn of loss as soon as our grip tightens.  We fall deep...

  • Letters to the Editor: Iran, golden calf, #kony2012

    March 21, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    Hate by Any Other Name

    As someone with many people I love living in Israel, I, like most Jews, worry for their safety constantly. I thus sympathize greatly with David Suissa and his fears for the safety of his daughter living in Israel (“This Just In: Our Enemies Hate Us,”...

  • Ultimate Truths

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    March 8, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Do you consider yourself an idolater? I ask the question in a serious manner, for one of the main aversions, according to the Torah, is the path of idolatry, a path we witness in our parasha this week, Ki Tisa, with the Golden Calf. Yet, in today’s modern world, what does it mean...

  • What is valuable?

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    I am blessed that my children generally get along well. Now that they are 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, however, they do tussle over toys. A few times, my son, the elder, has screamed the toddler credo -- "It's mine!" -- right in his sister's face.

    In light of such indignation, I reminded them...

  • The Golden Calf

    By Abby Gilad

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    We are entering the homestretch. Aug. 9 is the first of Elul, the last month in the Jewish calendar. It is a time when Jews around the world begin to prepare for the High Holy Days by saying prayers called "Selichot." These are prayers to ask forgiveness of God. It is said that...