Israel, 125 Years Later

By Joshua Yudkin Political scientist Benedict Anderson defined a nation as an imagined political community that is inherently limited yet sovereign. In other words, this political community is imagined, because…

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Double standards

By Rabbi Stephen FischParashat Ki Tetse Our Torah portion for this week, Ki Tetse, is filled with mitzvot which apply to us today as much as they did in Biblical…

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Happiness

Dear Rabbi, Recently I’ve seen a lot written about happiness. Happiness is a very difficult concept to quantify, and historians debate whether or not we, with all our creature comforts,…

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Be fair and honest witnesses

By Rabbi Debra RobbinsParashat Shoftim In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Shoftim, the text’s well-known, seemingly repetitive injunction, “tzedek tzedek tirdof, justice, justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20), demands we…

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