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  • It is very dangerous to suggest that areas of the world should be ‎Judenrein

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 23, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    Dr. Barry A. Kosmin of Trinity College, author of a survey of European Jewish leaders and ‎opinion formers, discusses the challenges facing the Jewish communities of Europe.

    European Jews are more concerned about a demographic decline today compared to the previous survey,...

  • April 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2012 | 3:18 am

    An eyewitness account of the 1948 battle for Jerusalem

    Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British ‎clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city ‎waged around him.  ‎

    Report of a two-hour cease...

  • Serious Play

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    We call it the Festival of Lights, but Chanukah starts in a very dark place.

    It begins with two stories, each very serious. One tells of a severely outnumbered band of Jews who fought a powerful enemy for religious freedom. And there's the other, even more painful tale of Jew vs....

  • Reflecting on the Past

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There were reasons for Carole Goldman to decline the role of Ma in Richard Greenberg's Jewish-assimilation play "Everett Beekin," opening tonight at South Coast Repertory.

    First, there was the matter of salary, since Goldman was doing less theater in favor of higher-paying jobs on TV...