Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
Interfaith dialogue must be based on the principle that respect is a two-way street
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In 1263, the great Spanish scholar Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, better known as Nahmanides, was summoned to Barcelona by King James I of Aragon to engage in a rather stressful form of interfaith dialogue with representatives of the Dominican and Franciscan religious orders. Their debate is known to history as the Disputation of Barcelona. The purpose of those who initiated...
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Morton A. Klein
Do Jews outside Israel have the right to criticize Israeli policies relating to defense and security matters or eternal issues, like concessions on Jerusalem? Some argue that while Diaspora Jews may debate a range of Israeli policies, national security and defense policies should be debated only by Israelis, seeing that only Israelis directly reap the benefits -- or pay the...
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M.J. Rosenberg
Last week, millions of voters in 21 states made their choice for president. Super Tuesday marked the end of the preliminary stage of "The Making of the President 2008" and will move us very close to the main event. From a roster of more than a dozen potential presidents, we are now down to just Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack...
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Aid Venezuela Jews by Aiding the Poor American Jewish Committee staffer Dina Siegel Vann writes in the Miami Herald ( www.miamiherald.com ) on Jan. 14 about the right way to help Venezuelan Jews: "The dangerous antics of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, his alliance with Iran, his open hostility toward the United States and a number of anti-Semitic incidents have generated...
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It was announced last week that Daniel Menaker, who, until recently, was executive editor of the Random House publishing group, will be going online come March, when he will host a new Web-based book show called "Titlepage." The format will be a round-table discussion between Menaker and a group of four writers. The first episode, writes Times reporter Motoko Rich,...
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