Several historical and textual problems emerge from identifying the Dead Sea Scrolls with "the Essenes". Since most of our knowledge about "Essenes" i...
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I grew up with a Dad who played football. People used to ask, "Your Dad played professional football? Really? Is he Jewish?"
Our tradition values peace above all things, and yet, were it not for the willingness to take arms and fight in 1944, there would have been no way to thwart the Nazis and most likely no Israel to defend in 1967. How can we understand such moments?
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