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  • Pirkei Avot: A guidebook for the new administration

    November 30, 2016 | 5:03 pm

    The Bible instructs every Jewish king that he must have one book with him all the time: the Torah. He should read it every day so that he will know three things: that he is accountable to God for his behavior as ruler; that he is bound by the Torah, the Constitution of his people,...

  • Cleveland kidnappings: We must be our brother’s keeper

    May 14, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    It is not our place to judge the neighbors of Ariel Castro. We don’t know enough about the particular circumstances of those who lived near this man who allegedly held three women hostage for a decade to be able to judge whether things could have been different had they been paying...

  • The Best Way to Enact Change

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 13, 2013 | 5:45 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    I often want to reorganize.  Instead of being willing to work within a system, I’m frequently trying to find the ways that it could be better. This tendency has its positive aspects, but more frequently it leads to a pattern of me being dissatisfied with what...