Rebecca Dube


For Pets, a Temporary Shelter From the Storm

By Rebecca Dube

For Pets, a Temporary Shelter From the Storm
By founding the people-centered animal sanctuary Seer Farms, Reform rabbi Robin Nafshi is creating new avenues for animal-loving Jews to connect their faith with their furry friends.Read More


Faith-Based Reform Veers Into Israeli Policy

By Rebecca Dube

A task force charged with improving the White House’s faith-based initiative program has waded into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, raising eyebrows and concern among Jewish leaders.Read More


The Madoff Mash

By Rebecca Dube

Bernard Madoff got in his first prison fight last week. And according to an account in the New York Post, the convicted Ponzi schemer emerged victorious.Read More


How To Handle Hate: Jews Debate Response to the Westboro Road Show

By Rebecca Dube

How To Handle Hate: Jews Debate Response to the Westboro Road Show
Wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed “God Hates Fags” and waving a quartet of antisemitic signs on the busy street corner, Shirley Phelps-Roper was getting exactly what she wanted: attention.Read More






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