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  • The Shavuot Challenge: Connecting Liberal American Jewish Males to Jewishness

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 14, 2013 | 5:15 am

    There’s no better and more timely reading recommendation for Shavuot eve than Patrilineal Descent in American Reform Judaism, a paper recently published by the Jewish People Policy Institute (which I incidentally work for, in case you didn’t know). Its author, Prof. Sylvia Barak...

  • The many sides of Bob Dylan

    By George Robinson

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Bob Dylan's Jewish identity has long been a point of conflict and controversy. His short-lived conversion to born-again Christianity dismayed many, heartened a few and confused all. But at least two commentators are certain that Jewishness and Judaism inform the core of the former...
  • In defense of Madonna

    By Lisa Frydman Barr

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I interviewed Madonna in the early '90s. At the time I was the managing editor of "In Jerusalem," a weekend section of The Jerusalem Post. Madonna was in the 'hood as part of an influx of A-list pop stars who made a symbolic trek to the Holy Land to show support for the fledgling...
  • Proud to Have Guilt

    By Chanan Tigay

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Once Mireille Silcoff had been hired to edit a new quarterly Jewish magazine for young people, she needed to give it a name.

    "At one point I just started asking people, 'What are the first things you think of when you think about your Jewishness?'" Silcoff recalled. "You can't...

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  • Authors Divided Over Identity, Issues

    By Michal Lemberger

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What do four Jewish American writers talk about when they sit down together to discuss their craft? If the program, "The Next Generation of Jewish American Writing," held at the Skirball Cultural Center earlier this month is any indication, the answer is that they try as hard as they...