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  • Is Y2K a Jewish issue?

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Is the change of the secular calendar from 1999 to 2000 a Jewish issue?

    Some insist that the change of the millennium doesn't take place until the calendar rolls over to 2001. But no matter when they think the current era comes to a close, people on both sides of the overall...

  • Where Korbel Meets Manischewitz

    By Julie G Fax

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Okay, let's just get this out in the open. The marking of the second millennium since the birth of Jesus is, well, not a Jewish event. In fact, it doesn't take a theologian to figure out that it's pretty much a Christian way of chalking up the years.

    Nevertheless, Jews will most...

  • The End of Days

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The way Richard Landes goes on about Y2K and the end of days, you might think he's some kind of nut. He's not. It's just that he's been watching kooks for so long, he sometimes begins to sound like one.

    A professor of medieval history at Boston University, Landes is a leading expert...