In 1927, Louis Ginzberg’s “Prayer for Our Country” held out hope that citizens of all races could “forge a common bond in true harmony.” Can we get an amen for that?
Louis Ginzberg is famous for his six-volume ‘Legends of the Jews.’ A critical assessment demonstrates the continuing appeal of the Talmudist and his works.
If you missed the holiday yesterday, take a moment to give it a second look. Yesterday was, after all, the Jewish festival of second chances. If you haven’t heard of it before, take a moment to catch up.
“It’s a shanda (outrage)!” exclaimed Bruce A. Phillips of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles Campus. He was reacting to the cessation of the American Jewish Year Book after a successful run of more than a century by the American Jewish Committee.