Cross-Currents Blog

From the Four Corners of the Earth

There’s a developing phenomenon out in the world, which in some ways parallels the “Baal Teshuvah movement” of Jews from non-religious backgrounds rediscovering their Jewish heritage. Groups that apparently have Jewish parentage — however...

Two Popes and the Holocaust

Perhaps we cant always determine guilt from a distance. I learned long ago that criticizing other faiths is fraught with danger. We often lack some of the pieces. Despite what I intuit, I am...

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Readers Respond

Well, it seems like leaving out the “Comment” link at the bottom of each entry gave the wrong impression — or, perhaps, we gave the right impression, and people don’t like it. Here are...

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Where We Stand

By any measure, the new Cross-Currents is off to an extremely strong start. In the last several days, an article about us appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times, and was picked up by several...

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Stay tuned…

In a sense, blogging is so 2004. The next big thing will be videoblogs. You can fit a rudimentary TV studio in a suitcase — a laptop, a camcorder, a few cables, and a...

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Two-Minute Penalty, Bradd

This week’s Baltimore Jewish Times talks about the blog, but the Cover Story is about Reform Rabbi Bradd Boxman, who joined Temple Har Sinai 18 months ago. He’s an avid hockey player, and he...

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Cross-talking pundits:

In this debate between Shmuley Boteach and William Donohue, I’d say that neither comes off too well, but, in my opinion, Donohue – while there are certain points he makes with which I absolutely...

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall…

The issues of how to assess the intentions and impact of other religious groups and whether and how to engage with them are critical issues and I am glad that R. Adlerstein is laying...

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