Secular Jewish Education, a Critique

by Bennett Muraskin Thanks to the Sid Resnick Historical Archive at the Jewish Currents website, I recently read an article by Itche Goldberg from the September 1959 issue: “Secular Jewish Education in the U.S.A. — The Meaning of Secularism and the State of Progressive Jewish Schools.” Goldberg was for many decades the leading pedagogue among […]

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Sons and Daughters of the Revolution, Part 3

Why Jews Lean Left — And Should Stay That Way by Lawrence Bush “We Jews are, as it were, the sons of the revolution, the daughters of the revolution. We should be aware of it.” —Leo Baeck, Judaism, 1949 For the past three years, I’ve been sending out a daily e-mail called Jewdayo, which chronicles, […]

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July 5: The Law of Return

The Israeli Knesset passed the Law of Return on this date in 1950. It guaranteed immediate citizenship to all halakhically recognized Jews who emigrate to Israel. The law was amended in 1970 to include “a child and a grandchild of a Jew, the spouse of a Jew, the spouse of a child of a Jew […]

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