MIDRASH: The Stories We Tell

WHY THE TORAH REMAINS AN OPEN BOOK by Reba Carmel   Moses received the Torah at Sinai and he transmitted it to Joshua,  and Joshua to the elders, and the elders to the prophets, and the prophets transmitted it to the Men of the Great Assembly . . . [who] said three maxims: Be measured […]

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Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart (Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz), who became a household name through his work on The Daily Show, was born in New York City on this date in 1962. Stewart hosted, wrote for, and executive-produced the comedy show from 1999 until 2015, turning it into a major source of news, information and progressive political perspectives for the cable TV […]

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Towards A “Truly Disadvantaged Alliance”

by Myriam Miedzian Photo credit Pax Ahimsa Gethen   SLAVERY WAS AN OPPRESSION unique to black Americans, who are and have since the end of slavery been the victims of systematic and extreme racism. Other groups have suffered as well, but not remotely as severely. That is why the “People of Color” (PoC) phrase is problematic. It lumps together […]

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RIP (Retire in Peace), Al Franken

by George Salamon   IT DOESN’T MATTER anymore: how many women have stepped forward, how many more might step forward soon to accuse Al Franken of grabbing or groping them. The Senator (D) from Minnesota issued another statement about the much-discussed allegations of “sexual misconduct” he now faces. This is what he said:

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