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  • Obligation to Society

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 23, 2014 | 11:13 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am a Dinosaur. I have been looking at myself for many years now and, as of late, I realize how much my upbringing affects me. I have been looking at the world through both new and old eyes. I use the latest technology and cherish old ways of living. I am...

  • Welcome to the world of the New Anti- Semitism

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 25, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    Welcome to the world of the New anti-Semitism. While it does not replace the classical Anti-Semitism, which is well-known for its caricatures and the association between Jews and money, it rather adds a more modern touch to it, adjusting it to a broader audience who are clueless to...

  • Living in a mash, not a ‘clash,’ of civilizations

    September 27, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce. The riots and Iranian fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, which forced the British-Kashmiri author into hiding for 13 years, can only be described as tragic — for him and for the cause of...

  • We have sunk so low as human beings. Wish I could start my own society!

    By Julia Bendis

    July 20, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    As I walked my dog around the neighborhood last night, in deep suburbia of Orange County, I was completely caught off guard when a man said “Hello!”  I am not sure how it is in other suburban areas of this country, but around mine its a pretty uncommon thing to hear.  It was such...

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  • Chivalry is Dead!

    By Julia Bendis

    June 16, 2011 | 10:02 am

    What has become of chivalry?  Does it even exist anymore?  Everywhere I go I’m seeing women carrying big packages, pushing bulky strollers, and lugging around overweight toddlers while their men are cruising by without a care in the world!  The thing is that it doesn’t even seem like...

  • What is western society’s place in determining halachah?

    December 22, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    The Orthodox community is rapidly approaching a moment of truth. The many issues that the Orthodox community is debating internally are rapidly collapsing into one overarching issue, one macro-question, with which it must grapple head-on. And this is: whether the ethical norms of...

  • Same-sex marriage and the fabric of society: What does it all mean?

    By Julie G Fax

    June 17, 2008 | 9:04 pm

    If you look at the fine print, last month's landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage doesn't change much in practical terms. Domestic partnership, available to Californians since 2005, gave couples nearly all the same legal rights and responsibilities as marriage,...
  • Lebanon war underscores inequality of Arab Israelis

    By Uri Dromi

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Wars, like hurricanes, tend to expose flaws in societies. In Israel, the recent war with Hezbollah revealed lack of preparedness for this kind of war against an elusive enemy, mediocre conduct of the operations, deficiencies in equipment, shortages of shelters for the civilians and...
  • Beyond Left and Right in Israel

    By Ami Nahshon

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes to politics in Israel, left and right rarely agree. In a country where even sports teams are aligned with political parties, there is

    one issue that should unite Israelis and their American supporters from across the political spectrum: the need to foster opportunity...

  • Invasion of the Creature Feature

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In 1956's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," a mannequin-like figure mysteriously appears on a billiards table, a half-formed thing without hair, face or fingerprints. Meanwhile, a woman insists that her uncle isn't her uncle, but an imposter who looks just like him; husbands say the...

  • Home Repair

    By Rob Eshman

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In a narrow Jerusalem alley a few blocks away from the souvenir shops of Ben Yehuda Street, a former drug addict who wants to be called Shimon is telling me the story of his horrific childhood.

    Born into a large Chasidic family in Eilat, Shimon and his 11 siblings were repeatedly...

  • Minority Retort

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A war is brewing. A minority in our midst is being actively persecuted. Society fears and loathes them. The government is using legislation to identify them and the military to hunt, contain and kill them. This is not Nazi Germany. This is America.

    If the plot of "X2: X-Men United,"...

  • Zionism, by George

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a key scene in "Masterpiece Theatre's" "Daniel Deronda," adapted from George Eliot's 1876 novel, the hero attends a Zionist meeting. "Isn't the way forward through assimilation?" asks Deronda (Hugh Dancy), an orphaned aristocrat unsure of his roots.

    "When we pretend to be what we...

  • Making Show Business Our Business

    By Rob Eshman

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It has almost risen to the level of obsession, this concern about Hollywood Jews and Israel. Why aren't they speaking out on Israel's behalf? Why aren't they flying to Israel to show their support? Why aren't they sending gobs of money to help out?

    In Los Angeles, the questions...

  • Joining the NRA

    By Jane Ulman

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "I can't wait until I'm older so that I can join the NRA," my son Danny, 9, announces.The National Rifle Association? My son?

    "Danny," I ask, "don't you know that guns hurt people?'

    "Mom," he answers, staring at me incredulously, "they're supposed to."

    With four boys, the issue of guns...