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  • Our freedom from ourselves

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 9, 2014 | 12:58 pm

    Passover is a time of tacky text messages and Facebook statuses. Just like every other holiday, I find myself being carried away through a swirl of wishes and witty sentences which combine holiday songs' lyrics. This year, though, a status written by a good friend of mine caught my...

  • Harold Camping calls his end-of-world predictions ‘incorrect and sinful’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 9, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Talk about a mea culpa: Harold Camping didn’t just say that his end-of-the-world predictions in 2011 was wrong—it was “incorrect and sinful.”

    RNS reports:

    “We have learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God’s hands and he will end time in his time, not ours!”...

  • Dems use speeches to hit GOP on Israel

    August 28, 2008 | 2:42 am

    DENVER (JTA)—President Bush and John McCain backed policies that have endangered Israel, Democrats argued during their convention speeches Wednesday night.

    In a night dedicated largely to foreign policy and national security issues, several speakers at the Pepsi Center argued that...

  • The unlikely candidate

    By Dara Lehon

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I've always admired investment banker/doctor/accountant/lawyer/teacher/artist-types those who'd set their paths out early on and pursued their objectives outright I, on the other hand, have had a seemingly somewhat ... unexpected career path.

    Since graduating college (with an...

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  • Courage Under Fire

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Tziporah enjoyed extraordinary social status within her native land. But after Yitro, the priest of Midian, gave his precious daughter as a wife for Moshe, she was the subject of gossip among a new people (Bamidbar 12:1). Hakodesh Barukh Hu intervened on Tziporah's behalf, but there...
  • Sympathy for the Devil?

    By David Klinghoffer

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A rule in Jewish law holds that when all the judges on the Jewish high court unanimously condemned an accused criminal, he must be set free. The very unanimity was suspicious and called into question the justice of the proceedings.

    Talk about unanimity. By now thousands of published...

  • ‘Errors’ in Judgement

    By Nan Goldberg

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Clerical Errors" by Alan Isler (Scribner; $24.)

    Aging priest, Father Edmond music is one of those people who puts off dealing with crises until it's just too late.

    The world of literature is rife with such people -- think of Hamlet; Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Grady...

  • Crime and Punishment

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It's time that the American Jewish community wascalled to account. One of its number is languishing in the jaws ofthe criminal justice system, suffering for a mistake -- a gravemistake, admittedly -- to which the system has responded far, far outof proportion to the deed.

    This is a...