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  • The 10th Commandment, Tony Kushner, and Me

    By Salvador Litvak

    January 29, 2014 | 6:35 pm

    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...

  • Jew Prays, Is Arrested

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    October 19, 2012 | 2:11 pm

    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...

  • Pluralism means finding your place in the Jewish story

    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...

  • Five steps to studying and learning from the Torah

    May 15, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    Observing my kids playing, I notice how the same toy, no matter how many times they play with it, can reveal the most remarkable things. My daughter, with the vocabulary befitting a 1 1/2-year-old, will bring her ball over to me and point to a mark on it with a delighted grunt.

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  • ‘Jews for Jihad’ Just for Starters

    By Amy Klein

    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...

  • Changing Attitudes

    By Peter Ephross

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When Al Smith campaigned for U.S. president - and lost - in 1928, his Roman Catholicism was used against him. When John F. Kennedy successfully ran for president in 1960, he felt the need to make speeches that distanced himself from the pope.

    But Sen. Joseph Lieberman's Orthodox...

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