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  • The Intriguing, Seductive and Ultimately Unsatisfying Anthropic Principle

    By Roger Price

    June 26, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Some believers in a traditional deity deny, or at least are skeptical about, certain claims of science. The issue may be the origin of the universe in a Big Bang, the age of the universe, the nature of the evolution of life on Earth or some other proposition.  In these instances,...

  • The Coyne wars reach Einstein

    By Roger Price

    March 27, 2014 | 9:55 am

    Q: What do Jonathan Sacks, Ross Douthat and Albert Einstein have in common?

    A:  Let’s see. The first is the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, the second is a New York Times based columnist who writes frequently about religion, and...

  • Letters to the editor: Charedi draft, Israeli-Palestinian peace, Rav Jonathan Sacks and Germany

    March 19, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Thoughts From a ZOA Elite 

    Rob Eshman contends that a peace agreement with the Palestinians would bring huge benefits for Israel. Unfortunately, his argument does not stack up (“The Bright Side,” March 7).

    Mr. Eshman says that a peace will protect Israel as a Jewish and...

  • Royal baby, Jews and international fascination

    July 23, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    So we have a new royal baby in the United Kingdom. Mazal Tov! As someone who worked in communications for Buckingham Palace for three years, from 2009 to 2012, I was both delighted to hear the news and interested to gauge the global media reaction to the new arrival. It’s a story...

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  • Balancing Israel of War and Israel of Peace

    By David Suissa

    December 12, 2012 | 10:32 am

    There’s been a lot of talk in our community lately about this notion of “balance,” particularly around the question of whether Israel supporters should balance their support for Israel with empathy for the enemy.

    This is an important subject — balancing the love for our own...

  • BBC apologizes to British chief rabbi over on-air gaffe

    November 18, 2012 | 10:40 am

    The BBC issued an apology to British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks after a presenter asked him about the Gaza operation while he thought he was off the air.

    Sacks presented the "Thought for the Day" on BBC Radio 4 Today on Friday. After the segment, presenter Evan Davies asked the...

  • June 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 28, 2012 | 1:35 am

    In-depth

    Iran Declares War Against the Jewish People

    Iran’s vice president is not the only contemporary public figure to engage in anti-Semitic rhetoric, even if he is the most blatant, writes Alan Dershowitz in Algemeiner.

    If the leaders of Iran are guilty of incitement against...

  • Hail to the chief rabbi

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 26, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    The chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, will address several Los Angeles gatherings Feb. 3-5 in a scholar-in-residence program sponsored by a consortium of Modern Orthodox organizations.

    Sacks, who became chief rabbi in 1991 and retires next year, has...

  • Sacks tells pope Jewish-Christian relations in Britain good

    December 13, 2011 | 11:11 am

    Following an audience with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, Britain’s chief rabbi described relations between Christians and Jews in his country “as good as you’ll find anywhere in the world.”

    In an interview with Vatican Radio following his meeting with the pope on Monday,...

  • Community Briefs: Greek and Jewish Concert, British Chief Rabbi Address Jews, Solar Power

    March 25, 2009 | 10:10 pm

    Greek and Jewish Concert Benefits College

    For nearly two centuries, Thessaloniki, Greece, reigned as the largest Jewish city in the world. Sephardic Jews expelled from their homes by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain found refuge there and even referred to the area as the...

  • Judaism Between the Sheets

    By Diane Arieff

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In these scandalous times, is there anything left to say about sex?

    TV offers us All-Monica all the time. The globally accessible Internet offers its own virtual red-light district. Surrounded by wall-to-wall visuals and 24-hour media blather, we're inundated with sexual information....

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