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  • Can the U.S. trust Europe to punish Iran should it violate nuclear deal?

    August 13, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    Among his rationales for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said that he did not trust the three European Union partners to punish Iran should it violate the terms of the accord that offers the Islamic Republic sanctions relief in exchange for scaling...

  • What I Mean When I Offer to Pray For You

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    January 7, 2015 | 12:30 am

    Tablet published a piece by Amy Klein this week called, “Don’t Pray for Me or My Unborn Children,” in which she writes about her struggle to have a child and how she feels when a person named Marilyn offers to pray for her.

    I suspect Marilyn was hoping to comfort her, but clearly...

  • 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...