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Debating Social Justice, Pt. II

Steven over at Canonist has written a thoughtful reply to yesterday’s posting about his debate with Dan Sieradski. I had ...

Did Moses Exist?

Apparently the new edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica takes a skeptical position on this question. Find out more here.

Debating Social Justice

Generally, it’s not fun to see your friends fight, but when the fight is over the soul of Judaism, it’s ...

Castle in the Forest

Norman Mailer’s first novel in a decade, The Castle in the Forest, was released today. The book, which is narrated ...

Liberalism and Intermarriage

As I mentioned on Friday, much of David Klinghoffer’s diagnosis of liberal pluralism (as he experienced it at Limmud NY) ...

Klinghoffer on Liberalism

This week’s Forward features a harsh, but disciplined critique of “liberal pluralism” by David Klinghoffer. The article consists of Klinghoffer’s ...

Big Money Books

Five finalists have been announced for the new Sami Rohr prize for Jewish literature. According to the official announcement (a ...

Safran Foer in Arabia

I love Wikipedia as much as the next guy (who’s constantly debating facts with his friends), but as the editor ...

Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin was one of the most idiosyncratic 20th century intellectuals. Though his formal academic training was in philosophy, he ...

Nip/Tuck (Olmert Edition)

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had unannounced cosmetic surgery last week. On what part of his body, you ask? Find ...

MJL Discussion Board Highlights

The discussion boards on MyJewishLearning.com have always been an important part of our website, and consistently offer insightful conversation and ...

The Cost of Torah

Thanks to FailedMessiah for pointing out this ynet article about Ultra-Orthodox families in Israel who are struggling financially because of ...

Inspired Schnitzel

The latest installment of Adeena Sussman’s MJL food column “The Inspired Kitchen” is now available. The newest recipe: Schnitzel (Israeli ...

Enough About Heschel

It’s notable and laudable that many Jewish groups commemorate Martin Luther King Day, but I’ve always found it a bit ...

Kabbalah Centre

Though I have mixed feelings about the Kabbalah Centre, I do feel that the mainstream Jewish community and press has, ...