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  • Posen Foundation launching new Jewish studies fellowships

    October 23, 2012 | 11:29 am

    The Posen Foundation will launch a fellowship for six Jewish studies scholars and two fiction writers.

    The international fellowship will aim to support emerging Jewish academics and authors while they embark on their studies, according to Advisory Committee chair David Biale....

  • Skiing With a Purpose

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As people shoosh down the California mountains, one group will be getting more than just snow: Torah.

    The Jewish Studies Institute held its first winter retreat at Big Bear this week, with 85 people (about 16 families) enjoying the slopes, kosher food, daily minyans and lectures on...

  • Jews and the Death Penalty

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Many people assume that Jewish law unequivocally advocates capital punishment, because of frequent references to capital crimes and capital punishment in the Torah. But while Jewish law supports the death penalty in theory, the Oral Law makes it difficult, and in most cases...
  • My Dinner at the Rabbi’s House

    By Teresa Strasser

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When an important local rabbi invited me to his house for Shabbat dinner to discuss my column -- which he doesn't like -- I was appalled. How patronizing, I thought, to summon me to his home so that he can tell me, with home-court advantage, to change what I do.

    For days, I stewed....