Category Archives: Gun Control

Are They His Adornments? On Guns and Masculinity

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November 3, 2009

Aryeh Cohen When I went to Israel in the mid-1970s to study in yeshivah for a year (which became two years, then five years, then aliyah and a life-long commitment, then twelve years), there was a moment ritualized in the surety of its repetition with every new cadre of American students. As I was studying More »

The Flow of Guns

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November 3, 2009

Jared Feldman Here in Washington, guns have a funny way of leaking into other issues. Since the 111th Congress convened just a few months ago, guns have infected the health care debate, thwarted voting rights legislation, complicated credit card reform, and threatened to derail the Defense Department Authorization Bill. Since our nation’s founding, guns have More »

The Frisco Kid

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November 3, 2009

Jessica Zimmerman Born and raised in San Francisco, I was a Manhattan transplant during college, rabbinical school, and a few years beyond. In the liberal and intellectual enclaves where I was educated — formally and informally — I did not know a single person who would fathom owning a gun, let alone keeping one in More »

Discussion Guide – Gun Control

November 2, 2009

Why has the “loophole” in current gun laws remained on the books? How might you bring a talmudic explication to the Second Amendement, the right to bear arms? Do you know anyone who owns a gun? How do you feel when you’re in that person’s house? Would you let them bring the gun into your More »