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  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more
    A young girl with a special gift is at the heart of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher" at the Skylight Theatre, and a Jewish family celebrates a Passover different from any other in "The Face in the Reeds" at Ruskin Group Theatre. Plus, "Once" is never enough as the...
  • Professor's tweets about Israel crossed the line

    Professor's tweets about Israel crossed the line
    Controversial scholar Steven Salaita — who has been most benignly described as "deeply critical of Israel" — has been fired or "non-hired" by the University of Illinois, depending on which news source you believe. In either case, it appears...
  • Eliyahu Federman: Was rabbi's murder in Miami a hate crime?

    An Orthodox rabbi, Joseph Raksin, was murdered in cold blood, while walking to Temple Saturday morning in North Miami Beach. The police indicate that two young men confronted the rabbi and shot him following an altercation. But, at least one witness...
  • Anti-Semitism is an incurable disease

    A Jewish man on his way to prayer is gunned down in Miami. In the world climate of anti-Semitism and acts of violence not heard of since the days of Hitler — such as this murder and swastikas painted on Jewish houses of worship — this comes as...
  • Delray in the running to host Davis Cup match

    Delray in the running to host Davis Cup match
    Delray Beach is suddenly in the running to host a Davis Cup tie in September. The contest between Israel and Argentina was slated to be played in Tel Aviv from Sept. 12-14. But after the International Tennis Federation ruled that Israel team must move...
  • Rabbis, ministers join movers on Skokie picket line

    Rabbis, ministers join movers on Skokie picket line
    Rabbis and ministers walked the picket line Tuesday in Skokie in support of striking workers who say they are being denied a fair wage and fair treatment by Golan's Moving and Storage. "Labor justice is at the core of our sacred traditions," Rabbi...
  • Marriage longevity produces terrific works of art

    After writing about my in-laws 60th anniversary last month, I received an overwhelming and heartwarming response from readers with similar tales of marital longevity. All that feedback deserves a follow-up, this time featuring you. Joe in Palm Beach...
  • Facebook is no place for political debate

    Facebook is no place for political debate
    Shortly after Israel invaded the Gaza Strip in 2009, a close Muslim friend I'd known since elementary school suddenly disappeared from my Facebook feed. She'd been excoriating Israel in her posts, and I'd said nothing. Then I posted a statistic showing...
  • Voices of Faith: What name do you think of in referring to God?

    Rabbi Emeritus Herbert Mandl, Kehilath Israel Synagogue: There are numerous names for God in the Hebrew Bible. Among them are YHWH, Elokeem and A-donai. Each one of these names has a unique meaning in the verses in which they are used. Every name for God...
  • Rekha Basu: Iowa summit serves reminder of why religion, politics don't mix

    Of everything coming out of this year's Iowa Family Leadership Summit, the fear factor is what stayed with me. It was a constant, discomfiting undercurrent, like a loose nail poking up in your shoe. It was organization President Bob Vander Plaats...
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...