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10 Plagues Excerpted from Bernie Madoff's Last Seder at Home

Nato Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Nato Green

Recently authorities uncovered a DVD from the attic of imprisoned Ponzi scheme millionaire Bernie Madoff's family mansion in Montauk, Long Island that captures the family's last Seder together.

Meatless Monday: Eating To Let the Healing Begin

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Passover, like Easter, is a spring holiday, marking the season of renewal and rebirth. It's time to rethink our priorities and our traditions. Meat consumption really is a case where less is more.

Memorial for Social Activist Betty Millard (1911-2010)

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a host...

Seeing Israel as it Is from Afar, but Not Keeping a Distance

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

Sometime between Israel's first Human Rights March in Tel Aviv and getting falsely arrested in Sheikh Jarrah, I had the pleasure of being one of close to 2,000 participants in the annual Limmud in the UK.

The Hamlet Secret: Joyful Living!

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

Whatever the result, whatever happened, it is all your "fault" (read "responsibility"). By adopting this stance, you become empowered to take on any situation no matter what.

Mayim Bialik's Latest Role: Green Mom

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

We know her as Blossom, that spunky adolescent on that eponymous sitcom. But since the series ended in 1995, Mayim Bialik, now 33, has truly blossomed.

Tikkun Olam -- Choosing Between Two Candidates

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Ken Salazar, like Mike Miles, believed in "tikkun olam" (Hebrew for "saving the world"), but he also had great marketing. Lesson learned! But what about Bennet and Romanoff?

Searching for a Minyan: Our Response to Being Censored by J Street

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Coval

Some right-wing blogs and pseudo-news organizations have churned the alarmist rumor mill about the J Street conference. What is disappointing, and troubling, is J Street's response: caving.

When Being Jewish is Enough

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

In the past several weeks, I've opened my front door to well-dressed people -- men and women, Black and white -- whose sole purpose seemed to be to talk to me about Jesus.

Will A Vow Of Poverty Fill The Void In My Soul?

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me - my soul? - is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in tou...

Beyond Thanksgiving -- Feeding the Hungry in New York City

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

In an urban center of extremes where the haves and have-nots are acutely aware of each other, this fall's economic downturn has created a definitive shift.

Our Trash, Our Treasure: Make Every Monday Matter

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathleen Falsani

The ideas in the book, Every Monday Matters, are simple -- small acts that collectively add up to an enormous impact for the greater good.