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    The practicality of the Shurat Hadin lawsuit
    in Israel, Opinion, Politics

    By Sepehr Hakakian
    March 2, 2015

    Last Monday, a US jury ordered the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization to pay over $218 million to the victims (and their families) of terrorist attacks in Israel that the PA provided material support for. The trial provided retribution for attacks that took place between 2002 to 2004, which killed 33 people and…

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    JSwipe: coloring outside the lines of dating
    in Lifestyle, Opinion

    By Rachel Moreh
    March 1, 2015

    Modern Jewish dating has moved way past the traditional matchmaking days á la Yenta of Fiddler on the Roof. Nowadays, Jewish dating generally involves the following questions: Is he a nice Jewish boy? Does she attend synagogue? Is she going to be a doctor or a lawyer? How tall is he? Does he keep kosher?…

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    Taste of Torah: the ultimate leader
    in Rabbi's Corner

    By Ha'Am Contributor
    February 27, 2015

    Written by Rabbi Jacob Rupp, Jewish Awareness Movement at UCLA In this week’s Torah portion, Tetzaveh, Moses’ name is not mentioned. The Talmud explains that after the sin of the Golden Calf in next week’s Torah portion, G-d was prepared to get rid of the Jewish people and to start over with Moses’ lineage. Ever…

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    The persistent stream of Jewish sectarianism
    in Jewish Society, Opinion

    By Moshe Kahn
    February 26, 2015

    Hinduism has been compared to the Ganges River, for it has been flowing and evolving over many centuries. In order to extend this metaphor to Judaism, one would need to alter it slightly. Judaism is best compared to the river described in Genesis 2 which flows through Eden and parts into four separate paths. While…

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    Seville and Civility: The necessity of reforming J ...
    in Campus Life, Opinion

    By Moshe Kahn
    February 26, 2015

    A history of symbolic violence It does not appear coincidental that a recent rise in rhetoric leveled against Jews across the world has coincided with a devaluation of the term anti-Semitism. Jews often use the term not only to describe violent action motivated by extreme prejudice against Jews, but also symbolically damaging actions for which…