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  • Jewish leaders remember the unforgettable Justice Antonin Scalia

    February 16, 2016 | 3:02 pm

    Justice Antonin Scalia was a larger-than-life presence on the Supreme Court, where he championed a conservative judicial approach for three decades. He was found dead on Saturday at a resort in West Texas at the age of 79.

    Scalia’s outsize personality left an impression off the...

  • Shunning of Wigs Exposes Media Flaw

    By Rabbi Avi Shafran

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The media had a grand time recently when tens of thousands of Jewish women stopped wearing their wigs out of concern that they might contain hair that had been offered to an idol. The more revealing story, though, lay not in the deep dedication to the Second Commandment but in the...