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Conservative Judaism has long been seen as dispassionate, unimaginative and non-inclusive. Joshua Rabin suggests three ways to change all that.


On Women Rabbis, We All Talk Past Each Other. Here’s Why.

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What's Killing America's Middle-Aged White Working Class?

Ever since New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman published his best-selling 2005 treatise on globalization, “The World Is Flat,” I’ve been troubled by a nagging question: If globalization and technology have opened limitless opportunities for anyone with the skills and resources to reinvent themselves, what happens to folks who aren’t clever or connected?

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