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  • Why I went – and went back – to St. Augustine, Fla.

    June 18, 2014 | 10:58 am

    On June 18, 1964, during one of the most violent years of the civil rights struggle, I and 15 other Reform rabbis spent a night in a jail in St. Augustine, Fla. We had responded to an invitation from Martin Luther King Jr. to join him in a demonstration against segregation there,...

  • Tortured Logic

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In 1470, five corpses were found in the charnel of a church in Endingen on the Rhine. Eight years earlier, a Jewish man named Elias had sheltered a family of five beggars in his home during the Passover/Easter season. Assuming that Endingen's Jews had murdered the family in order to...

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