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Archaeology and Modern Scholars

January 27, 2008
Archaeology and Modern Scholars

There is an interesting article in the latest edition of Biblical Archaeology Review in which Richard Friedman, famed as the author of "Who Wrote the Bible", provides a challenging book review of James Kugel’s "How to Read the Bible" .  Kugel’s book claims to reconcile the "documentary hypothesis," which claims that the Torah was...
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Yitro 5768

January 25, 2008

Last night I had the opportunity to study Psalms together with monks and nuns from the Community of the Beatitudes in Emmaus .  Emmaus is the place where Christians believe Jesus was first seen after being resurrected.  The monastery I visited is on a site that Christians have considered the leading contender for the...
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Is Snitching a Jewish Value??

January 18, 2008
Is Snitching a Jewish Value??

To read Rabbi Leff’s teshuva (Jewish legal opinion) on “Whistleblowing: The Requirement to Report Employer Wrongdoing” click here. Amy Klein wrote a fascinating article in LA’s Jewish Journal about a financial scandal involving money laundering and tax fraud on the part of a Chasidic yeshiva in New York (Spinka), with help of colleagues in...
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Bo 5768 — Don't be Pharoah…

January 11, 2008
Bo 5768 — Don't be Pharoah…

First of all, you can check out my latest posting on the "Persistence of Vision: Israel at Sixty" blog here .   I comment about my thoughts relating to President George Bush’s visit to Jerusalem. I really truly love Israel and love living here.  So I find it somewhat frustrating that when I look at...
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Arutz-7 Interview on Making Aliyah

January 5, 2008

I was recently interviewed on a radio program on Arutz-7, Go’el Jasper’s "Aliyah Revolution." I have to admit, when I was first contacted about the interview, I was a little skeptical — Arutz-7 is a notoriously right-wing outlet, and, frankly, I was wondering about what kind of treatment a Rabbis for Human Rights –...
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