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Nov 4, 2018, 9:08 PM
Messianic Judaism and Jewish Christianity
The Jesus movement started as a Jewish movement, but 2 millennia later it and its symbols are purely gentile
May 15, 2018, 1:44 PM
Palestinian Nakba and Israeli Independence: Telling Two Incomplete Stories
The Israeli-Palestinian crisis has proven to be one of the most intractable problems in modern times. Putting aside blame and strategic solutions for a moment, is it possible to tell the Zionist story and the Palestinian story back-to-back, in...
Nov 1, 2017, 12:32 PM
Hormone suppressants for yeshiva students with smartphones?
Yeshiva students who used smartphones have been subject to extreme medical abuse
Jan 26, 2017, 12:17 PM
Moving the American Embassy and the soft bigotry of infantilizing low expectations
The US Embassy question infantilizes and distracts the key parties from the real need: a lasting peace of mature partners
Dec 24, 2015, 2:42 PM
Celebrating the Killing of a Baby: A Look at the Dark Side of the Force
Beyond condemnation in an effort to analyze the rational and irrational fears that drive Jewish extremism
Aug 11, 2014, 8:01 AM
‘Never Again’ or Just ‘Never Again to Us’? Asylum for the Yazidi
Like many Jews my age, I was raised with extreme Holocaust consciousness. Every year during Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) we would have a survivor speak to us in my Jewish day school. Most of my friends went on...
Aug 6, 2014, 12:27 AM
The Three State Solution
Once upon a time, I was a strong advocate of the Two State Solution. My reasoning was simple. Israel needs to remain a Jewish state, for the safety of Jews worldwide and in Israel, for the sake of Jewish...
Oct 24, 2013, 5:25 PM
Assaulting an Elderly Rabbi: When Heated Rhetoric Gets Too Hot
When I was in yeshiva in Israel, (that would be the mid-90s), I remember a controversy that brewed over the building of a new road from French Hill to Pisgat Ze’ev. While doing construction human bones were uncovered. According...
Jun 20, 2013, 5:04 PM
Les Misérables and the Agunah Situation
“Look down, look down; don’t look ‘em in the eye. Look down, look down; you’re here until you die.” These are the opening words of the play (and now film) Les Misérables, sung by poor and downtrodden prisoners. In...
Oct 19, 2012, 3:27 PM
Saying Sh’ma without a License, or, How to Get Strip-Searched by Praying at the Kotel
Anat Hoffman was arrested for singing prayers out loud—the Shma in this case—at the Western Wall during a Women of the Wall get together. Technically speaking, I do not know the particular violation Hoffman is accused of, but I...
Dr. Rabbi Zev Farber is the editor of TheTorah.com and a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute.