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  • On culture and sexuality

    January 16, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    The news is in. Kim Kardashian has released her most explicit photos ever, and an enthused public is looking for more.   

    Why is popular culture obsessed with sexuality?  Why are magazines for the masses checkered with accounts of the dalliances of the rich, the coupling habits...

  • The Case for Judaism for Jews Who Don’t Care About Being Jewish

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 12, 2014 | 2:20 pm

    I was in high holiday services this year next to the same friend I always go to high holiday services with. We were with our families back at the temple we had both gone to elementary school at, repeating the yearly tradition.  When we go back every year and see our old principal...

  • Letters to the Editor: Settlements, Rice, Jewlicious, Secularism

    March 28, 2013 | 8:26 am

    The Two-State Solution

    David Suissa has been writing a brilliant monologue, telling Los Angeles Jews that Israel’s settlements are legal and Israel’s enemies are so very afraid. The problem with his monologue is that it will convince no one who is not already convinced.
  • Secularism: Great for government, destructive to everything else

    By Dennis Prager

    March 14, 2013 | 5:01 am

    Most non-Orthodox Jews venerate secularism. Virtually every movement and organization advancing secularism in the United States has been founded or led by Jews, and Jews are disproportionately active in these movements.

    The initials ACLU are loved and respected by most American...

  • Cuban and American Judaism – The Growth of Secularism

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 21, 2013 | 10:08 am

    In October I joined with 28 members of my congregation in a “humanitarian mission” to the Cuban Jewish community (meaning, we took goods and cash as gifts to support the Jewish community there). There are about 1000+ Cuban Jews living today in Havana, Santiago and Guantanamo, and...

  • Which religion will usher in an era of peace?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 22, 2008 | 1:32 am

    One scholar’s answer makes that question seem like a trick. It can be found in the new issue of the Atlantic Monthly, which follows the November issue of The Economist and asks the question, “Which Religion Will Win?” Inside are articles on “The Contest for Africa,” “America’s...

  • Those godless Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 17, 2008 | 9:58 am

    You’ve heard the slander before, no doubt. But what if it wasn’t a denigration? What if that was the point?

    In a recent column on the religion Web site On Faith, Jonathan Sarna talks about how younger Jews have returned to a 100-year-old movement, that which marries Judaism with...

  • Stalin’s Jewish State

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Yale Strom was growing up in a traditional, socialist-Zionist home in Detroit, he was riveted by his father's tales of a Jewish state founded 20 years before Israel in a Siberian swamp.

    Three decades later, he remembered the obscure Jewish geography lesson to make the...