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  • What will New Republic exodus mean for American Jewish thought?

    2 weeks ago

    Last week’s departure of most of the editorial team at The New Republic — including Franklin Foer, Leon Wieseltier, Judith Shulevitz and Julia Ioffe — didn’t just blow a hole in the landscape of American journalism. It also threw into doubt the future of what has long been...

  • A rabbi’s eulogy for Steven Sotloff

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 5, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    “Is there a sorrow greater than this?" Rabbi Terry Bookman, senior rabbi at Temple Beth Am in Miami where I grew up, asked as he opened Friday's memorial service for slain journalist Steven Sotloff.

    "Where’s our consolation?”

    In his tribute to Steven, who was my friend, Rabbi...

  • Jews and Jim Crow

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 3, 2014 | 12:59 am

    After Shabbat services two weeks ago, I nearly quit my job.

    That reflex came after a community discussion on Michelle Alexander’s 2011 book “The New Jim Crow,” about racial injustice and inequality in America; I found it impossible to fend off very dark thoughts urging me to...

  • This week in power: Samantha Power, Wieseltier, WWII diary, Princesses

    By Danny Groner

    June 13, 2013 | 3:53 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Jews and Power
    "Samantha Power brings to foreign policy an activist impulse that many in the pro-Israel community wish was more prevalent among American diplomats Except Power, a...

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  • Amid turmoil, Wieseltier sees clear path in Middle East

    By Tom Tugend

    February 16, 2011 | 11:47 am

    You have to sympathize with public speakers asked to deliver carefully prepared lectures on the situation in the Middle East, where events have a habit of overtaking incisive scholarly analyses.

    So it befell Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic, prolific writer and...

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