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Jewish Memory Week: A Tale in Three Parts (Zachor, Deuteronomy 25:17-19)

Yehuda Kurtzer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Yehuda Kurtzer

Purim is not one story of Jewish memory; it is the story of Jewish memory as a perpetually evolving, perpetually animating impulse. How brilliant is our tradition for giving us this Memory Week, with its multiple narrations of the same Amalek!

Does Defending The Bible Mean Advocating Violence?

Derek Flood | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

What causes otherwise decent and loving people like this to defend genocide in God's name? I think the problem lies in the basic approach they take to reading the Bible.

Memo to Fareed Zakaria: It's Not Bibi Who's a Messianist but Ahamadinejad Who's Chasing Armageddon

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Remember that we Jews have learned the hard way that unthinkable evil can quickly become a reality; that those who call for Israel's destruction have to be taken seriously.