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  • We Must Condemn Heartless Bilge

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "It is not in our hands to explain the prosperity of the wicked or even the sufferings of the righteous." So said Rabbi Yannai in the Mishna some 2,000 years ago. The Talmud (Kiddushin 39b) insists "there is no reward for mitzvot in this world." We have had a long time to read and...

  • Strange Fire

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The Chasidic Reb Nachman of Bratslav tells of a king's son who goes mad: he believes he is a turkey.

    The boy removes all his clothes, spends all his time under a table and refuses to eat normal food. Distraught and alarmed, his father summons in all manner of experts, but none can...

  • Exhibit to Detail Nazi Persecution of Gays

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Dr. Edward Phillips set out to create the first English-language exhibit on the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, opening Sunday at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, information proved elusive.

    Crucial records had vanished when the Allies bombed the Reich's Central Office...

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