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‘Biography’ of Jacob emphasizes payback for bad behaviourYale University Press has been publishing biographies of famous Jews, in a series called “Jewish Lives.” The latest release is Jacob:...read more...
A key difference in Jewish divorce lawThere is little that can divide a family like money. It’s depressing to think of families torn apart fighting over inheritances, business deals...read more...
The usual bad theatreIt is likely true that no area in the Middle East is being more closely watched presently by governments around the world and their myriad security...read more...
Let’s try a different kind of unityAt one time, the slogan for the Combined Jewish Appeal was “We are one.” That line struck me at the time as being, well, a bit...read more...
Death with dignityThere’s a great deal of discussion in the media and cocktail circuit today about the legalization of assisted suicide. The prevalent...read more...
The Roma: none is too manyHuman rights organizations such as the Simon Wiesenthal Center are documenting an increase in violence and vandalism against the Roma and Jewish...read more...
Arab parties will be shut out of coalitionThe process of assembling a coalition government in Israel after a general election is fraught with surprises. One never knows which parties the...read more...
It’s necessary to express griefOver the years it has been my sad duty to officiate at many funerals. I have met with families in their moments of deepest grief. I have witnessed...read more...
A canopy of love and commitment“The whole nation trembled… and they stood under the mountain. And Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the Lord...read more...
Scrolling through the scrollsAnnounced with great fanfare late last year, Google, along with the custodians of the Dead Sea Scrolls, have photographed, digitized and released...read more...

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