In a joint e-mail exchange, Daniel Gordis, president of the Shalem Foundation and senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, and Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, discuss Jewish conversion and their new book, “Pledges of...
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The last thing I think about is whimsy and romance.
Yet, over the past few weeks, as part of the B'nai David-Judea Congregation, I have...
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"Making God's Word Work: A Guide to the Mishnah," by Jacob Neusner (Continuum, $29.95).
I don't know how many times I've been in a conversation with a Christian who suddenly out of nowhere asked, "What do you think of Neusner?" They don't even feel a need to mention the man's...
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