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  • The Judaism in Transition exchange, part 1: What can economics teach us about our religious lives?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 28, 2014 | 4:02 am

    Carmel U. Chiswick is Research Professor of Economics at George Washington University. A founding member of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture and a former officer of the Association for the Social-Scientific Study of Jewry, she has written...

  • Mormon missionaries meet modern Judaism

    By Amy Klein

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "Do Jewish people still practice sacrifices?"

    This was among the questions asked recently by a group of Mormon missionaries, 50 students who came to Palos Verdes' Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to hear a lecture by Rabbi Isaac Jeret of Congregation Ner Tamid, located...

  • Jews must never use the term ‘shvartza’

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The other day I was speaking to an engaging young Chasidic student who impressed me with his erudition in Jewish and secular studies.

    I was engrossed in the conversation, gaining more and more respect for him, when he suddenly said, "Where I grew up, we lived in a tough...
  • Richard Lewis, comedian from heaven

    By Jay Firestone

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The husband from hell. The uncle from hell. The comedian from hell. Richard Lewis is fully aware he has problems. And by the end of his set, his stand-up audiences know he has problems.

    Known as comedy's "Prince of Pain," he is a comedian who feeds off his own neuroses and is doing...

  • Agudath Israel emphasizes outreach to non-Orthodox

    By Ben Harris

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Is it permissible for an Orthodox family to play host to a Jewish couple if they don't observe laws mandating sexual abstinence in the period surrounding menstruation?

    That was among the questions posed to two leading rabbinic authorities in late November at the 85th national...

  • Shalom Auslander is my failure

    By Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A review of Shalom Auslander's new memoir caught my eye -- was this author the curly-haired boy who had been my ninth-grade student at Yeshiva University High


    Reading the review confirmed, first, that it was the same person, though now the curls had given way to a...

  • A Chance to Make Poverty History

    By Ruth W. Messinger

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This weekend, as we join all Americans in proudly celebrating our independence, we also should be thinking of the 1 billion people in the world who live on $1 a day or less, most of whom lack clean water, electricity, food, education and medical care. It is our hope that in this...

  • Secession Won’t Help the Poor

    By Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Fernando Acosta has important dreams. He hopes to one day be a city attorney. For now he works a cash register at Castle Park, a city-owned miniature golf course in Sherman Oaks, while attending college.

    At 20 years old and the eldest child in his family, Acosta helps his single...

  • Your Letters

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Joel Kotkin

    Joel Kotkin's article on Gray Davis ("The First Jewish Governor?" March 8) truly hit the mark. It underscores the point that a number of us in the Jewish community have been attempting to make -- "Not all Jews look alike ... and they don't have to think alike, either."...