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  • The Shtarker

    By Rob Eshman

    December 21, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    Of all the eulogies and essays about Christopher Hitchens that have appeared following his death Dec. 15 at age 62, one is particularly pernicious.

    “The Trouble With Hitchens,” by Benjamin Kerstein, surfaced on a Web site called JewishIdeasDaily.com.  In it, he accuses Hitchens...

  • Hitchens, Wolpe, Harris, Artson and the Afterlife [EXCERPTS & VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 23, 2011 | 12:17 pm

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  • Prop H8, gratuitous, immature, Islam

    December 4, 2008 | 2:07 am

    Proposition 8

    I have read the articles about how gay couples are distraught at the passage of Proposition 8 ("Where's the Struggle," Nov. 21). How about an article from The Jewish Journal about how devastating it is for faithful Mormons to see their temple property trashed? Why not...
  • Ratner and Diddy, Wolpe and Hitchens, the pocketbook and the soul

    October 30, 2008 | 2:17 am

    Brett Ratner

    The Brett Ratner cover story was so telling on so many levels ("Just a Nice Jewish Director," Oct. 24). It was telling of the young female writer in that the very superficiality that she suggests has plagued Ratner's career (the decadence of his home and lifestyle,...
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  • No healing the world here—Humanistic Jews are ‘building’  the world

    By Tom Tugend

    September 25, 2008 | 2:53 am

    Rabbi Greg Epstein, the young Humanist chaplain at Harvard University, maintains that the question "Do you believe in God?" is totally meaningless and that "tikkun olam," to repair the world, is the wrong concept.

    But he also affirms that religion will never disappear and that the...

  • Defender of Faith:
    Rabbi David Wolpe explains why faith matters

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 18, 2008 | 1:21 am

    If the bestseller charts are any indication, it's become popular to condemn religion.

    Books such as Sam Harris' "Letter to a Christian Nation" and "The End of Faith," Richard Dawson's "The God Delusion," Christopher Hitchens' "God Is Not Great" and Bill Maher's soon-to-be-released...

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