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Why the Eric Garner Ruling Is a Grave Injustice

Jury declines to try NYPD officer in chokehold death of unarmed black man

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The Biblical Side of ‘Saving Private Ryan’

Spielberg’s WWII epic alludes to Abraham Lincoln and Abraham the patriarch

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The 13 Worst Jewish Fathers in Literature, From Abraham to Mr. Portnoy

They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.

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Why Did God Choose the Jewish People To Receive the Torah?

Talmudic rabbis debate the paradoxical belief in Jewish chosenness despite the evidence of Jewish powerlessness

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Which Came First: Abraham and the Patriarchs or Moses and the Torah?

A Talmudic problem: Abraham lived before the law was given, so how can his actions be used to interpret the law?

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Our Abraham, Not Theirs

Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions

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Judaism’s Central Sacrifice

Yoram Hazony’s new book bases Judaism on a naturalistic reading of the Bible, but it’s a stretch

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The Dating Game

What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love

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Roadside Rage

An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom

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The Enabler

Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead

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Fathers and Sons

Reflections on a vexed relationship

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Daybreak: Bibi Tells World To Chill

Plus the one-state solution?, the doctor is in, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Abraham’s Children Squabble

Plus ‘Schindler’ lands ice dancers in 10th, and more in the news

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Child’s Play

Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy

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A Few Good Men

With great power comes great responsibility

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We Don’t Need Another Hero

Genesis 12:1-17:27: Abraham, the original ordinary Joe

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Bound for Gory

God & Co., Episode I

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Under the Knife

In Jenny Diski’s version of the sacrifice of Isaac, Abraham’s loyalty to God trumps love for his own family and becomes the ultimate betrayal.

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