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  • Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, leading Orthodox thinker, dies at 98

    By Ben Harris

    December 11, 2008 | 12:51 am

    Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, a leading Orthodox thinker and an early champion of women's rights, died Dec. 1 in New York. He was 98.

    Tributes poured in from around the world last week, many of them praising Rackman for being an Orthodox pioneer in trying to ease the plight of agunot --...

  • King and Heschel Remembered

    By Elliot Fein

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    There is a famous picture taken in Selma, Ala., in 1965 at the site of a historic civil rights march for voter registration.

    Abraham Joshua Heschel is marching in line with Martin Luther King Jr. and a number of other key civil rights demonstrators. At the end of the demonstration,...

  • Understanding and Responding to Evil

    By Elliot Fein

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The subject of evil is something that has entered my mind often this past year. Since Sept. 11, and also from the ongoing news

    coverage from Israel, I have had many questions and have engaged in frequent discussions about this subject.

    Rabbi Harold Schulweis is a theologian and...

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