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  • The Revolutions of Chabad and AJWS!

    April 4, 2012 | 6:06 pm

    This is the story of two Jewish organizations. Neither receives the proper credit they deserve for the global diaspora revolutions they are inspiring.

    Chabad-Lubavitch is politically right-wing, religiously ultra-Orthodox, and prizes Jewish ritual above all else, working to raise...

  • AMIA and Minority Insecurity: How Do We Attack Corruption?

    March 29, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    A few days ago, I took my students to visit AMIA, the Jewish community center of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that was bombed in 1994, leaving 85 killed and hundreds injured. It was heart-wrenching to hear the personal stories only a few days after the attack at the school in Toulouse.

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  • Living and Leading with Soul

    March 27, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Since the beginning of time, humans have sought to discover the essence and location of the soul, the Divine essence constitutive of our humanity. Some scientists today claim that le siege de l’ame (the seat of the soul) is in the temporal lobe of the human brain (“the God spot”),...

  • The Transformative Power of Ritual

    March 26, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    I wake up to an inbox full of dozens of emails, global news demanding reaction, and a daily agenda triple the size of what will prove achievable. How am I to pause to turn inward? When I put on my tefillin each morning, I consider what I need to become liberated from in order to...

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  • Solitary Confinement -When Solitude Is No Longer a Virtue

    May 17, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    Last week, there was a major Congressional briefing on the effects of long-term solitary confinement.

    Experts demonstrated that prolonged, isolated confinement causes serious psychological damage. Yet, most courts and legislatures have been unwilling to declare this harsh practice...

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