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  • Paris Jewish Center Destroyed by Arson

    By Carole Raphaelle Davis

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish community center in Paris that serves kosher meals to the poor was set on fire early Sunday morning. The soup kitchen, a converted synagogue on the ground floor of a five-story residential building on the Rue Popincourt in Paris' 11th District was partially destroyed....

  • Passion of Pesach

    By Rabbi Michael Beals

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In my junior year at UC Berkeley, I brought an Egyptian co-resident from International House named Khalid to Purim services.

    This was my gesture toward international understanding and cultural appreciation between Muslim and Jew. What a disaster!

    As my co-religionists carryied on...

  • What’s in a Name?

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When Jews come across the biblical name for God -- spelled yod-hay-vav-hay in Hebrew -- custom teaches us to substitute the term Adonai ("my Lord"), for according to Jewish tradition those letters are the unpronounceable name of God. A rabbi professor of mine used to elicit nervous...

  • Light One Candle

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    By rights, this should be a one-candle Chanukah.

    Tradition tells us, of course, that we light two candles on the first night, three the next, and so on for eight days. In all, Jews would ordinarily light 44 candles over next week.

    But after the World Trade Center attacks and the Ben...

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