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  • Cloning Controversy Multiplies

    By Sharon Samber

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In the Brave New World of cloning, most Jewish ethicists and organizations are staking out the middle ground.

    A general consensus appears to be emerging in the Jewish community that therapeutic cloning -- using cloning technology for medical research -- is acceptable, but...

  • The Fountainhead

    By J. D. Smith

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    My friend Roth is dating a girl named Erica. By religion, she is Swedenborgian. He'd never even heard of this (neither had I), until she came along and spelled it all out for him.

    Emanuel Swedenborg was an 18th-century multidisciplined scholar in Sweden -- their version perhaps of...

  • The Chief of Staff

    By Diane Arieff

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham Joshua Heschel said that he prayed for one thing: the giftof wonder. He prayed for astonishment, for the capacity to besurprised. As he wrote, "I try not to be stale. I try to remainyoung. I have one talent, and that is the capacity to be tremendouslysurprised at life and at...