Rabbis on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

With scandals mushrooming, Jay Michaelson wonders if Rabbi Barry Freundel was such an exception. He asks: Are we stressing out our rabbis to the breaking point?

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Bibi's Cabinet Rattled as Key Livni Ally Quits

The Netanyahu government’s most left-wing member, environmental defense minister Amir Peretz, quit the cabinet on Sunday and declared war on the prime minister, vowing to work for a new government committed to peace and economic justice. Peretz, a onetime Labor Party chairman and defense minister, is a member of Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah party.

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Judge Posner's Delightfully Jewy Legal Ruling

Legal decisions are usually painfully dry, but Judge Richard Posner wrote an entertaining — and very Jewish — ruling in the Chabad v. Northwestern case on underage drinking.

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My Sephardic Guilt on Kristallnacht

Rachel Benaim feels guilty when she thinks of the Holocaust. While other Jews were suffering unspeakable horrors, her family was living it up in a Portuguese paradise.

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The Shrinking Jewish Middle

Newly emerging evidence from the Pew survey of American Jewry points to huge challenges facing federations, Jewish philanthropy and organized Jewish life.

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