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can an aipac supporter explain this one?

aipac gives koch a pass for flout­ing iran sanc­tions I know that Emer­son said: “A fool­ish con­sis­ten­cy is the hob­gob­lin of lit­tle minds, adored by lit­tle states­men and philoso­phers and divines.” But, I don’t this is an issue of fool­ish con­sis­ten­cy. I’d … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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now is the time for change

the month of elul אלול has begun. Bradley Burston writes: in Israel, the future can come down to just one night Actu­al­ly, every­where in the world our future is deter­mined by the actions at each of the moments we live … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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what would dad think?

poli­ty not piety™ Yes, that’s a “trade­mark” sym­bol there. Why not? I con­tin­ue to tell peo­ple that I came to the rab­binate out of “poli­ty” not “piety”. My involve­ment was as a com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er. A quick check on Google indi­cates that I’m near­ly the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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beyond the straits and narrow

a grow­ing hag­gadah We print­ed a pri­vate new edi­tion of A Grow­ing Hag­gadah last year for per­son­al use. We will use it again this year. If you are inter­est­ed in hav­ing a PDF ver­sion of the text to print and use (in whole … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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first they came for the canary

what are the police doing in egypt? At a cer­tain point dur­ing the recent (2011) Egypt­ian rev­o­lu­tion it was not always clear with which side the police iden­ti­fied. These Police are dif­fer­ent. They’re singing about canaries in coal mines. They offer … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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when?

…when­ev­er” How often have we heard peo­ple respond in this way? I’m always ready to go out and enjoy life. But, the dai­ly alarm of the sho­far in Elul reminds us to mix those plea­sures, and that time is… Lena … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I love my gay rabbis

con­grat­u­la­tions! Plain­tiffs have demon­strat­ed by over­whelm­ing evi­dence that Propo­si­tion 8 vio­lates their due process and equal pro­tec­tion rights and that they will con­tin­ue to suf­fer these con­sti­tu­tion­al vio­la­tions until state offi­cials cease enforce­ment of Propo­si­tion 8. Cal­i­for­nia is able to issue … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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which jews…?

I found this image on a crazy anti-Zion­ist site: to which I answer: All are Jews! I am not a racist. The site may also be anti-Semi­t­ic, it sure feels that way, but I’ve not had a chance to study it thor­ough­ly. What is Zion­ism? … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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the boy and I

the boy with his hands raised As I men­tioned here on April 10, when I was in my ear­ly 20s, I tried to imag­ine the life of the boy with his hands raised being led from the War­saw Ghet­to. I spent months with him, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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on following orders

you decide how to go Last year (2009) at this time of Yom haShoah I wrote that I believe that all Jew­ish teenagers (at least) should expe­ri­ence a week of sho’a night­mares. I was in my ear­ly 20s when I tried to imag­ine the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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