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  • A voice that was freed – and now is silence

    By Michael Berenbaum

    February 13, 2013 | 9:54 am

    Rabbi David Hartman has gone to his eternal rest, but not before he made a monumental contribution to Jewish life and a significant contribution to Jewish thought.

    Best known for his pioneering work as founder of  the Shalom Hartman Institute, which is a innovative and original...

  • Jewish philosopher Rabbi David Hartman dies

    February 10, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    Rabbi David Hartman, a Jewish philosopher who founded the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, has died.

    Hartman died Sunday in Israel following a long illness. He was 81.

    In 1971, Hartman and his wife, Bobbi, and their five children, moved to Israel with plans  to establish...

  • ‘Red Emma’ Doc Lacks Activist’s Fire

    By Tom Tugend

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Hebrew Anarchist Comes to Town" a 1893 New York Times article alarmingly proclaimed. To other reporters, she was "Red Emma, Queen of the Anarchists."

    Readers of the time knew exactly how to decipher the journalistic shorthand. It stood for Emma Goldman, one of those...

  • A Life to the Mind

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What you notice in almost every shot is the hair: abundant, snow-white, carefully coiffed.

    It's an apt metaphor for Jacques Derrida's mind, which is prolific with ideas, yet well-ordered and consistent in its probity and depth. In a new documentary, filmmakers Amy Ziering Kofman...

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