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Why White American Jews Should Rethink Race

‘All Jews are born equal, but some Jews are more equal than others’

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Six Children’s Books for Martin Luther King Day

From picture books to graphic novels, great reads for all ages

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The Rabbis of Selma

Abraham Heschel and others marched with Martin Luther King

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How the Ghosts of the Holocaust Haunted the 1960s, But Quietly

The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’

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A Familiar Name Fights Presbyterian Divestment

Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr’s nephew takes on the U.S. church

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: A Heschel Master Class

‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held

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Finding a Jewish Community at College

An excerpt from a panel discussion on ‘The Campus as Crossroads’

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Schools of Thought: Embodying Racial Harmony in the Classroom

On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education

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Richard Dreyfuss and Hurricane Sandy

The Brooklyn-born Jewish actor turns 65

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Wonderstruck

Known for Middle Eastern, African, and Hasidic motifs in her music, Basya Schechter adds a new note on her latest album—Yiddish poetry

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Some Unexpected People’s Library Authors

Occupiers can enjoy books by Dershowitz, Wiesenthal, Roth, and more

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Singer’s Typewriter, Heschel’s Suits

The things we carry

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Tree of Strife

Terrence Malick’s new film—a cinematic meditation on God, grace, and the wretchedness of man—is an important and masterful work of art. It’s also the least Jewish film ever made.

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Powering Down

Observing Shabbat doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing affair: Going offline and saying the blessing over the wine—and the occasional martini—can help mark a relaxing weekly ‘cathedral in time’

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Divine Comedy

Fifty years after his famous midnight concert in Carnegie Hall, Lenny Bruce is as famous as ever. But he’s still much more a prophet than a comedian.

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‘Imagining Heschel’ In the Wrong Places

An evening with the great rabbi and his daughter

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On Shavuot, Finding Myself at Sinai. Again.

A convert to Judaism discusses why the sleepless, all-night study sessions make this her favorite holiday

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Kids These Days

After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual

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A New Leaf

Seventy years after the release of his first book, the bestselling ‘As a Driven Leaf,’ Rabbi Milton Steinberg (posthumously) offers a sophomore effort

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Prayer Unbound

A Wikipedia-style siddur is revolutionizing the world of prayerbooks

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On the Bookshelf

Virtuous Poles, an X-Men villain, Rashi’s daughters, and YA classics

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Daybreak: Highway to Hell

Conflicting names for a Missouri road, an Australian Madoff, and more in the news

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Radical Mystic

A onetime scientist’s progression from atheism to spiritualism