Randy Cohen, the former New York Times columnist, takes on the ‘ethics of everything’ in his new book. It’s well-argued, but leaves out the issues that folks talk about at Chick-fil-A.
The first step in atonement is simply to acknowledge that you’ve done something for which you need to make amends, writes Randy Cohen.
Randy Cohen, who wrote The Ethicist column in the New York Times Magazine, explains why he mostly doesn’t celebrate the Jewish holidays.
Rabbi Steven Wernick, the leader of Judaism’s Conservative movement, has admitted using the words of two prominent rabbis in his own work. But is it really wrong?
“I recently met a good girl but there is a problem. She has a dimple in her chin and people say that if someone has this, their husband will die early. So I don’t know if I should keep on seeing this girl — please help me.” … “A pogrom took place in Bialystok, where my old parents and a sister with three children live. Should I try to bring them here, or go there and help my brothers in their struggle?”
Randy Cohen didn’t set out to lampoon Mel Gibson. But the concept behind his one man play “The Punishing Blow,” which opens August 13 starring Seth Duerr, might lead one to believe that he did. It’s the story of a bile-filled college professor, prone to incendiary Jew-baiting remarks who, arrested for drunk driving, is forced to take anger management classes and give a lecture on a figure from a list of The 100 Most Influential Jews of All Time.