“In the Heights” is more Jewish than it seems

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I am not a movie critic. But, I will tell you this. “In the Heights” is going to be the movie of the summer. Even though I am not in the Oscar-prediction business, I fully expect this movie to walk away with all sorts of awards. If it were only that we are grateful to … Read more

How do we talk to young people about Israel and the Palestinians?

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(RNS) — “You lied to us!” Few sentences wound me, and other rabbis and educators, quite as deeply. Who is saying those words? Young Jews — college kids and young adults. About what did we supposedly lie to them? Israel. “Lied?” As in: “deliberately deceived?” Hardly. “Didn’t give them a larger, more nuanced picture of the … Read more