In our Summer 2016 issue, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin reviewed Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Rabbi Riskin’s original article can be found here.
The review ignited a discussion on the role of power, political and otherwise, in Judaism. Rabbi Sacks penned a response to that review for our Fall 2016 issue; it can be found here.
Rabbi Riskin’s rejoinder to Rabbi Sacks, also appearing in the Fall 2016 issue, can be found here.
One hundred years ago, Yosef Bussel, Yosef Baratz, eight other young men, and two young women arrived in Umm Juni on the southern shore of Lake Tiberias. There they established a kommuna, a small agricultural settlement that was to become the first kibbutz. A new Hebrew book celebrates the centennial history of this great experiment.
The "Other" Jewish tradition.
Love letters to Israel, Judaism, and each other from Rachel and David Biale.
Ernst Katorowicz had great courage and old-world personal charm—his Berkeley students were mesmerized by him.