Category Archives: A New Diaspora Identity

Tolerance

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December 1, 2004

Marc Gopin Adam B. Seligman, Modest Claims: Dialogues and Essays on Tolerance and Tradition   (University of Notre Dame Press: 2004) $40, 216pp. FOR THE FOLLOWING two reasons, Modest Claims: Dialogues and Essays on Tolerance and Tradition is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. First, the book includes a cast of characters More »

Up Against Macherarchy?

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December 1, 2004

Jeffrey K. Salkin WHEN THINGS GET HOT in synagogue land, I find myself humming “If I Were A Rich Man” from Fiddler on the Roof , especially the line “when you’re rich they think you really know.” It is a perpetual pattern in Jewish history: wealth vs. spirituality and learning; lay leaders vs. rabbis. We More »

The State and the state of Israel

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December 1, 2004

Nancy Levene
The way home is neither simple nor straight for someone raised to think of Israel as the logical and existential outcome of a committed Judaism. More »

A Global People

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December 1, 2004

Shaul Kelner
Globalization offers the rationale and the means to modernize Israel’s Jewish mission.
Tali Hyman: Jewish identity has long been reified as a powerful “product” to be urgently manufactured and marketed. More »