Mark Oppenheimer, a contributing editor for Tablet Magazine, writes the Beliefs column for The New York Times and is the author of Wisenheimer, a memoir of high school debate geekdom. He has just published an ebook about sex abuse in the Buddhist world titled The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side.
Hundred percent, as the Orthodox say
Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible
The nationalist anthem my kids sing at camp makes me uneasy. But I grew up reciting a jingoistic pledge, and I turned out OK.
A golem, a superhero, and a Pulitzer Prize
Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.
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Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
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A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
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If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
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Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
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‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
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Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
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The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
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An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
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The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
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