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Sam Horowitz video: Bar Mitzvah battles go viral

<iframe width=”584″ height=”329″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/g-ByhUDUllM?feature=oembed” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> How much is “too much”? What is the definition of appropriate celebration for a … Continued

Cape Verde’s Jewish history stays alive

Preservation of memory is critical to the Jewish psyche, and in Cape Verde there is an uplifting story of remembrance … Continued

Jewish embrace of LGBT people recognizes the dignity of all

Attitudes toward same sex marriage in Judaism have undergone a dramatic change in the last quarter century. The prohibition recorded … Continued

Unions as a means of protecting human dignity is echoed in Jewish law

GETTY IMAGES Union members hold a sit-in in the rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol to protest a vote on … Continued

Mishnah: ‘Public funds are collected by two and distributed by three’

Matt Rourke AP Joseph Malloy III, left, and John Dodds, right, with the Philadelphia Unemployment Project demonstrated as Sen. Bob … Continued

Raising the bar of LGBT inclusion within the Jewish world

Jewish tradition teaches that we have a duty to treat all people with dignity and respect (kavod habriyot), as though … Continued

During the Holocaust, a musical prayer of hope

Since early childhood, music has always been a kind of prayer for 108-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, the pianist from Prague and … Continued

Universal health care: A Jewish moral imperative

This week’s Supreme Court hearings on the president’s health care plan will likely generate this court’s signature decision of a … Continued

Tu’Bshvat: Celebrating the beauty that surrounds us

When I was about to turn 21, and my brother Charles was 19, we took a road trip across the … Continued

Create a holy Hanukkah

My first Hanukkah memory has nothing to do with the story of the Macabees overthrowing the Greeks to protect the … Continued