The Ten Commandments prohibit murder with just two words, while the prohibition on coveting includes fifteen. The no-coveting rule is also the 10th Commandment - the climax of God's revelation at Sinai. It's surprising because we all covet; we can't help it. So why did God make a...
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We should all be outraged. On Tuesday, October 13, a Jew in the Middle East was arrested, shackled, stripped and roughed up for praying the Shema in public. As it happens, the Middle Eastern country in question is the State of Israel, and the Jew was Anat Hoffman, Executive...
May 17, 2012 | 11:56 am
For the past six years The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, which is named in honor of my father and that I now run with my son Adam, has held a conference called “Why Be Jewish?” It is an intimate gathering that seeks to explore an expansive question. This year, in conjunction with the...
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September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm
"Go Ahead, Make My Shabbos!" No, it's not Clint Eastwood turning religious, but a slogan on a T-shirt and coffee mug at Jewschool store, a Web site offering cheeky sloganned goods like T-shirts, underwear, caps, pins and bags.
The "Ghetto" tote, for example, which totes the...
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