Author: Emanuel Feldman

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The Green-Eyed Monster

Mercedes recently ran a full page ad in The New York Times. It contained only six words. At the top were two words: “More Power.” Four inches below that were two more words: “More...

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Corrosive Corruption

I was quietly studying chapter 1 of the prophet Isaiah when from the holy text there leaped headlines from the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Maariv, Yediot, as well as the major newspapers of the West:...

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Adam, Eve, and Rehab Centers

Adam and Eve in the Garden, and the misadventures of Rep Mark Foley and other public figures: what do they have in common? What they have in common is man’s total uwillingness to take...

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An Unworldly Stillness

We each have our own memory highlights of the recently concluded Days of Awe: the Shofar of Rosh Hashana; the magnificent symphony of that day’s Musaf Amida; penetrating prayers like “Who shall live and...

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Our Children Lead Us

One of our grandchildren attends a summer day camp for six- and seven-year-olds in Jerusalem. A few days ago the group was scheduled to spend the entire morning at the beach. They waited expectantly...

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Signs of the Times

After Corporal Gilad Shalit was taken captive, a small notice appeared in our Jerusalem synagogue. Above Shalit’s Hebrew name, Gilad ben Aviva, was a hand –lettered request to recite Psalms and to pray for...

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My Computer is Down!

Some computers crash, but only figuratively. My laptop crashed last week, but literally. Entangled in its own wires, it crashed to the floor with a sickening thud. The repairman told me it would take...

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Guess What’s Become Fashionable?

A funny thing happened on the way to the millennium. Nomenclature that was once limited to the Orthodox and dismissed as being parochial has gradually become de rigueur among non-Orthodox groups. One now finds...

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Everything Goes – Including Halakha

Quoted from the NY Times of Mon, 3/6/06, on the issue now roiling the Conservative movement concerning homosexuality: Many students at the [Conservative Jewish Theological] seminary say they find the gay ban offensive and...

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