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‘Lapse in Judgment’: Rabbi Ruven Barkan expresses remorse for a lesson he taught fourth graders at his synagogue’s Hebrew school.

Unconventional Lesson

By Paul Berger

A Savannah rabbi darkened the lights in a classroom of 9-year-old children and proceeded to talk to them about child sexual abuse. Now, the community is divided.


Sign of Sam (the Record Man)

Sign of Sam (the Record Man)

By Michael Kaminer

After years in storage, Toronto’s iconic Sam the Record Man sign, symbol of one of Canada’s most storied Jewish businesses, will return to public view near its original downtown perch.


Painting on the Ceiling: Michelangelo’s famed ceiling paintings were produced in the Vatican between 1508 and 1512. At left, a character wears the yellow badge that Jews were made to wear in Renaissance Italy.

Jews of the Sistine Chapel

By Benjamin Ivry

Dozens of Jews are depicted on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling. They look far less heroic than the sibyls and angels. But does that make the paintings anti-Semitic?





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