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Anti-Semitism and Israel's Moral Imperative

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

One would think that those who suffered persecution as much as the Jews would treat others with care and sensitivity. That the victim can become a victimizer is painful to face, but it is a reality nonetheless.

Why Read Heidegger?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

On the initiative of the Bibliothèque National de France, the review La Règle du Jeu, and two young philosophers, Joseph Cohen and Raphaël Zagury-Orly, a major symposium was held last week on the subject of Heidegger and "the Jews." Over the discussions hung the appearance of Heidegger's famous "Black Notebooks," in which his anti-Semitism shows its face plainly.

What Is the Future for France's Jews?

Eric Keslassy | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Eric Keslassy

Battered by hatred, French Jews are getting scared. Promises to emigrate abroad (including, but not only, to Israel) have increased significantly. Is leaving the only solution for the Jews of France?

The Face of the Other

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I only wish some reviewers could take the time to hone their abilities to listen to the other and the unfamiliar. If Levinas and Aristotle were required reading for critics and reviewers, then we might have more humanity in the writing that follows the great catharsis of the theater.

The Big Chill Facing France's Jews

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

French Jews certainly have had enough of all this. Are we still at home, they ask themselves, in this strange country where the vilest anti-Zionism, the stubbornest Holocaust denial, and the murkiest competition for victimhood are combining to produce a new and potentially devastating form of anti-Semitism?

First Kisses, Intimacy and Eternity

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

A kiss is not just a kiss, no matter what Herman Humphrey's 1931 famous song "As Time Goes By" suggests. The touch of someone's lips on your own is ...

Liberty, Equality, and -- Especially -- Fraternity

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

In this time of provocative and suggestive "quenelles" and bananas hurled at government officials, of rancid hatred and incendiary clamor, of generalized resentment and vindictive rivalries, we have forgotten a word that badly needs reinventing. That word is fraternity.

Found: A Jewish Reflection On 'Lost'

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Through six years of creation and encounter, revolution and revelation, the characters of "Lost" discover not only the secrets of a mysterious island, but an unfolding of life before their eyes. What became obvious was the truth of Rabbi Lawrence Kushner's notion of the "interconnectedness of all being" swimming in "an Ocean of God."