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  • The value of touch

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    One of the most overlooked aspects of Judaism is its obsession with material things. Yes, it’s true that our tradition is full of powerful stories, ideas and values. But those are cerebral. For me, the hidden beauty of Judaism is in the concrete — the things we can touch.

    We can...

  • Books: Does a Jew pray in the woods?

    By Robert David Jaffee

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the past 50 years, the world has become accustomed to viewing Jews as city dwellers terrified of nature. Woody Allen's lobster-fearing neurotic is only the most obvious example of this stereotype.

    Yet Rabbi Mike Comins, author of "A Wild Faith," wants us to know that Judaism...