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Summer of Tolerance NYC

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

As New York -- and all of America -- approaches the tenth anniversary of 9/11 there are legitimate fears that Islamophobia may re-emerge as a response.

Philadelphia: Hip and Historic

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Philadelphia has an array of theater, comedy clubs and music venues, like the famed Electric Factory, best known for electronic, heavy metal and rock.

Et Tu, Anthony?

Sunil Adam | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


On the Question of Palestinian Statehood

David A. Love | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
David A. Love

Peace and security will come to both Israelis and Palestinians only if it is based on a commitment to universal human rights. For Palestinians, this means self-determination.

Mixing It Up in 11th Century Spain

Richard C. Morais | Posted 07.28.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

I just turned the last page of The Arts Of Intimacy, a fascinating book written by Sarah Lawrence College's Dean, Jerrilynn D. Dodds, with co-authors ...

How Barack and Bibi Can Get Along

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Buying Porn For Bin Laden

Robert Brenner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

COURIER: Uh, I'd like to buy some porn.for a, uh, friend. He lives in a large, walled-off compound in the suburbs of Abbottabad. It's kind of like the Playboy mansion -- minus the Bunnies, of course.

President Obama Celebrates Jewish Heritage Month

Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

Read Transcript: Remarks by the President at Reception in Honor of Jewish American Heritage Month THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. (Appla...

Learning from the 'Jewish Spring'

Danny Ayalon | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Danny Ayalon

If the 'Arab Spring' is to succeed it could do worse than learn from the Israel experience. While successive Arab rulers have instilled a 'scapegoat mentality' in parts of the population, this must be removed at the earliest opportunity.

I Will Shed No Tears for John Demjanjuk

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

While a five-year sentence may sound excessive for a 91-year-old man, I cannot ignore nor forget the fact that, because of monsters like John Demjanjuk, some of my surname never had the chance to even reach the age of nine.

Last Gasp: Q&A With Osama bin Laden

John Bobey | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.

Lucas Kavner

Tony Kushner CUNY Controversy Continues: Trustees To Reconvene On Monday | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts

The chairman of the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees released a public statement today, calling for the board to reconsider its de...

Holocaust Victims Honored With March To Auschwitz

Posted 07.02.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – About 7,000 Jews marched to the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Monday in memory of the 6 million Holocaust vict...

Jews, Evangelicals Search For Ways To Discuss Israel

Posted 06.29.2011 | Religion

By Debra Rubin Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) American Jews and evangelicals need a formal mechanism to discuss their differences and simi...

Teen Convict's Scandalous Romance With Warden Shocks France

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Patricia Jolly | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

Florent Goncalves can let his hair grow long. In January, this clean-cut 41-year-old from Bordeaux gave back the keys to the Versailles women's prison...

Food Justice At Your Seder Table

Ari Hart | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

May we all use this time of Passover to make transformations, big or small, in our food system, our communities and our selves.

A Passover Haggadah Supplement 2011

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

In this year of uprising in Egypt what does the Passover story have to say to us? As we sit at the Seder table we need to discuss how ancient liberation for the Jews can inspire liberation today for all people.

Cardio Hora: The New Jewish Fitness Fad

Carin Davis | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Carin Davis

Nothing gets the heartbeat going like a good Hora. We could own this cardio dance fitness fad. Move over Zumba, here comes ... Jewmba.

The Blind Leading the Blind

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The sense of vulnerability within Israel has become so deeply engrained that it is hard to recover. Even dissent against policies which threaten to upend its remarkable accomplishments is intolerable.

The War Against the Jews Goes On

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ed Koch

Thank God there is now a Jewish state that will not be cowed and will do what is necessary to protect the Jewish people.

Miral, Israel and AJC

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Along came Miral and all the rules were broken. Because it involved Israel, and not nations with far more clout in the UN system, the protest fell on deaf ears.

Understanding: The Most Forgotten Weapon In The War on Terror

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

The case of Alaskan Airlines 241 reminds us that while tefillin are not a security threat, ignorance is. It's troubling when airline personnel have no idea how to distinguish between a genuine threat and an unusual practice.

Let the Games Begin

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rich Siegel


This Lent, Give Up Your Inflexible Workday

David Gray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Gray

Many companies are discovering that diversity, including religious diversity, among its workforce leads to creative ideas, better outcomes and higher profits.

The Jewish Sabbath: An Oasis In Time

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald

So what does one do when unplugged? Whatever your religion, faith or practice, there is much to be learned from the notion of a Sabbath or Shabbat.