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Arthur Kurzweil
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Arthur Kurzweil is author of "From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy" (Jossey Bass), "On the Road with Rabbi Steinsaltz" (Jossey-Bass) and "Kabbalah for Dummies" (Wiley).

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An Extraordinary Jewish Literary Event

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 12:48 PM

The leading Jewish scholar in the world today, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, has written a book about Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, who was the most influential rabbi of the 20th century. Such a combination of author and subject makes the publication of My Rebbe, in...

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The Kabbalah of Baseball

(2) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 5:30 PM

"Judaism and baseball? You've got to be kidding!"

This was essentially the reaction from many friends and acquaintances when they learned I was delivering the opening keynote at a weekend retreat titled "Judaism and Baseball" this summer in the exquisite Berkshire Mountains of Connecticut.

"And what are you...

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Mayor Yidl Itzik Koch z"l

(5) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 10:07 AM

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz once told me about meeting Mayor Ed Koch. "He gave me a gift," the rabbi said. "A necktie. It is the only necktie I own, and I wear it once a year -- on Purim."

We each recall Ed Koch in our own way. To some, Mayor...

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