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Did the Autopsy Find No Soul?

I wrote about Terri Schiavo while she was dying. Today the autopsy report came out. Todd Schnitt, a local radio talk show host here in Miami, was among many in the commentariat who crowed...

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When Torah Fails, Will Tevye Do?

Subscribing to the daily e-mail bulletin of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (as I’ve recently done) has its pluses and minuses: decreased work productivity, increased fodder for blogging on Cross-Currents, increased heartburn with a concomitant...

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The Jewish Position?

A note from a reader tells me that I may have been too nice to the Rabbi turned TV Consultant who wrote a letter saying that she, too, was upset with the portrayal of...

The Detail Omitted

Once again, something from Toby Katz fits well with a post I was planning to make. She wrote: Nowadays even many of the clergy in the heterodox movements are in the category of “tinok...

Follow-up to “Empathy”

In my recent “empathy” post, I wrote: The notion that only blacks can understand blacks, only women can understand women, and so on, undercuts the bedrock of our common humanity. In a previous post,...

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Riding with the Amish

For Jewish day school children everywhere, one potential highlight of the holiday season is a biannual ritual known as the “Chol HaMoed trip,” a family outing taken during the “intermediate days” of Pesach and...

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Connect the Media Dots, Anyone?

Are you tiring of pinochle with the boys every Wednesday? Is bird watching just not giving you the oomph you seek in a pastime? Perhaps the following diversion will provide just the the sort...

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Our Relationship With Gentiles

Except for one point, I will not respond to comments on my previous posting “Have We Become Right-Wingers?” The exception is the attitude of Orthodox Jews to persons who are not Jewish. This is...

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Have We Become Right-Wingers?

I understand why many, perhaps most, Orthodox Jews have come to reject liberal positions on a number of public issues. In some instances, such as abortion, there is conflict between what halacha requires and...

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