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Am I Too Late? Seeking Forgiveness from Someone Who Has Passed Away

10/21/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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We all know that the work of asking for forgiveness from others is necessary, albeit difficult. What do we do when a person we have wronged has already passed away?

Rabbi Shuly Yanklowitz

Maimonides Preached Inclusion, But We Still Don't Seem To Get It

As concerned as we are about economic justice, the American Jewish community has failed to understand, on a gut level, a glaring reality: adults with disabilities in the U.S. disproportionately experience poverty. According the census bureau, about one in five Americans has a disability. That means twenty percent of us.

Lynne Landsberg

The Most Important and Dangerous Jewish Value: The Messianic Impulse

02/01/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 

“We want Moshiach now!” Have you sung it? What did you mean?

The Torah teaches us about the 4 stages of redemption (Shemot 6). Through God’s miraculous interventions in the world (the 10 plagues), there was a mass exodus, perhaps the greatest story of liberation and redemption in human history.

But we have to ask ourselves, is this the historical model for future redemption? Is this the way that we want it to occur? As a miracle of God?

Rabbi Yanklowitz is founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek, director of Jewish life and senior Jewish educator at UCLA Hillel.

Rambam Hospital Prepares For Worst, Hopes For Best

Haifa medical center building a massive subterranean emergency room in case of war, even as it promotes peace by treating Arabs from outside Israel.

Assistant Managing Editor
02/09/2011

The Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest hospital in northern Israel with 36 departments, 1,000 beds, nine institutes and six laboratories. But there’s more to the 73-year-old institution, founded by the British, than what’s on the surface.

Construction began in October on a massive underground emergency room,

Happy 875th, Maimonides!

Eight hundred and seventy-five years ago, Maimonides was born.  I didn't realize that till yesterday, when I was doing a bit of research on the man, and came across a wonderful summation of his life and contentested legacy.  It's a piece by Arthur Hertzberg, another titan of Jewish learning, who attended an academic conference in Paris for Maimonides' birthday, back in 1985.  Though the conference happened a quarter century ago, Hertzberg's observations are eerily pre

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