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Passover for a people set free

Each year at Seder we sit down to reenact the Passover story, not as a historical event, but as part of our contemporary identities.

By Steven Wernick  | Apr 22, 2011 12:02 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Grateful for bin Laden’s death?

The news of the successful American operation was even more resonant for Jews around the world because we heard about it as we marked Yom HaShoah, the day set aside to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

By Steve Wernick  | May 4, 2011 6:18 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

To laugh is to be human

There is nothing human that is foreign to religion. Sometimes life is funny. Sometimes faith is funny, too

By St  | Jun 15, 2011 4:24 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Prayer is for the petitioner

The Hebrew verb for praying, l ’hitpalel, is reflexive. It means to judge yourself. That is not accidental. When we Jews pray, we ask not for divine intervention -- as nice as that would be! -- but for wisdom and inspiration.

By Steven Wernick  | Aug 10, 2011 5:36 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Freedom of religion a prevailing concern

Preserving freedom of religion is the greater concern.

By Dr. Elliot Dorff  | Oct 7, 2011 9:52 AM  | COMMENTS (0)