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Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities – 4/01/11

Rachel
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

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Nineteenth-Century Kashrus Observance

Dr. Yitzchok Levine
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

During the latter part of 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, many European Jews viewed America as a treife medina (a non-kosher land) from the perspective of traditional Jewish religious observance. It was felt that it was virtually impossible to remain observant in America, and many Jews proved this was indeed the case, as they or their children abandoned much of their religious practices once they arrived in this country.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Aaron Klein
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Soros-Funded Ideology Inspired U.S. Engagement In Libya    Philanthropist billionaire George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the global organization that promotes the military doctrine being used by the Obama administration to justify the recent airstrikes targeting the regime of Moammar Khaddafi in Libya.    The activist who founded and coined the name of […]

Poland Must Return Nazi-Confiscated Properties

Daniel Schatz
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

My childhood was full of magical, well-known tales about characters like Tevye the Milkman, as well as tales of love and joy and everyday life in the shtetls of Poland, told with warmth and wit by my grandparents.

Abuse And The Brain

Dr. Michael J. Salamon
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

We may not want to accept it, but abuse occurs everywhere, even in our own communities. The effects of abuse are devastating and long lasting – not only on those individuals who are abused but on their families as well. Even one act of abuse against a person, regardless of age, can have a significantly negative impact that may last a lifetime.

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Ziona Greenwald
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

We just celebrated Purim, which has always stood out in my mind as unique among the Jewish holidays. Unique for the giddy exuberance it brings, the gastronomic indulgence, the focus on unity and community, the retelling of arguably the most dramatic tale of Divine salvation in Jewish history – but most of all for the strong, spirited heroine at its center.

Corrupted Middle East Class At Brooklyn College

Yossi Cukier
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Brooklyn College’s Middle East politics graduate course made headlines at the beginning of this semester. The newly hired adjunct professor, Kristofer Petersen-Overton, was fired and shortly thereafter rehired. Instead of employing responsible measures to ensure a balanced Middle East course, the college’s administration chose an extreme and spineless response – one that is overwhelmingly obsessed with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and specifies on the syllabus that it will “not include details about Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan or Pakistan.”

Title: Families, Rabbis and Education: Traditional Jewish Society in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe

Marc B. Shapiro
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

For many years now, Shaul Stampfer has been recognized as an authority in all things dealing with nineteenth-century Jewish Eastern Europe. In his newest book we have a collection of numerous essays representing more than twenty years of his scholarship, including one essay published for the first time (The Missing Rabbis of Eastern Europe).

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