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The Bar Mitzvah, re-examined

Last week on this site I penned an column about a Bar Mitzvah party video that had been circulating on … Continued

The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

AP American lawyer and IPRC (Immovable Property Review Conference) co-chairman Stuart E. Eizenstat talks to journalists in Prague, on Nov. … Continued

Congresswoman touts Obama as the best options for Jewish Americans

“Our faith is so rooted in ideas of justice, and our values are the same as those at the core … Continued

America testifies

By Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby. We know why Rep. Keith Ellison cried during yesterday’s King hearings. He cried because … Continued

Jewish reflections on America’s relationship with Islam

By Rabbi Steve Gutow Last week two disturbing incidents occurred that I hope and pray are not the start of … Continued

The Supreme Court vis-a-vis the Supreme Being (or not)

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Can Zoroastrians save their faith?

By Deena Guzder Many of us recently finished celebrating Christmas, Eid, and Hanukkah; however, few of us have heard of … Continued

Stupidity — not hate — in S.C. GOP

Two South Carolina Republican officials have apologized for defending U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint by likening him to Jews who “take … Continued

Let Freedom Ring

“You shall proclaim freedom throughout the land to all its inhabitants.” –Leviticus 25:10 Peter Wiernik, and Orthodox editor-in-chief of a … Continued

Saudi King Abdullah, Villain or Valiant?

Saudi King, Abdullah Abdul Aziz al Saud, spoke at the UN. His remarks about the dignity of religious difference sparked … Continued

Revitalizing Jewish Activism: Nov 23, Jews Uniting to End the War & Heal America

On Sunday, November 23, The Shalom Center and the Workmen’s Circle will hold an action gathering in New York City: … Continued

America’s Truest Self

Blessed are You, YHWH, the Breath of Life, the Wind of Change, Who has filled us with life, lifted us … Continued

Guest Blogger: How U.S. Jews Can Best Help Israeli Jews

Today’s guest blogger is Joshua M. Z. Stanton, a 2007-2008 Interfaith Youth Core Fellow and graduate of Amherst College. He … Continued

The Future of Jewish Americans

The simply stated question actually poses deeply complex issues, from defining American Jewish identity to predicting what it will evolve … Continued

Mistakes, Israel has made a few worth mentioning

If criticism of Israel somehow makes one an anti-Semite or less than a faithful Jew, then Israel itself is full … Continued

Disagree With Me And You’re a Bad Jew

Can you be a “good Jew” and not support every action taken by the Israeli government? You might as well … Continued