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  • Is ban on bad boy Jewish philosopher Spinoza near end?

    December 11, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    More than 350 years after this city’s Portuguese Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza and banned his writings for eternity, the philosopher’s books are for sale at the souvenir shop of the community’s synagogue.

    Spinoza, a Dutch-born Jewish philosopher who laid the...

  • What’s in a Name? Three Viewpoints

    By Amy Klein

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "What's in a Name? That which we call a rose still smells just as sweet." -- William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet"

    What is in a name?

    Namely: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform.

    What do they mean? Where do they come from?

    These days, the Conservative movement faces the greatest...