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A Jerusalem Love Story

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
February 9, 2021
It has been almost 50 years since I met my wife Judy in Jerusalem. She came into my life like the Sabbath queen about to enter the synagogue, with everyone rising and turning toward the door to welcome her in.

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
January 19, 2021
In Hebrew, two terms describe two different aspects of nationalism. Leumiut directly translates to “nationalism"; leumanut carries a jingoistic, chauvinistic, supremacist, and extremist brand of nationalism.

The Three H's of Jewish Life: Head, Heart, and Hand

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
January 11, 2021
I envisioned an investigator examining our homes and our lifestyles to determine whether enough about us would convince a jury that we were indeed Jews. What would they look for? Would they deem us Jewish?