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Judaism and Death: Five Surprising Ideas

On some level of awareness we all know that our days are numbered. How to cope with that recognition is perhaps the greatest challenge of life. For some, acknowledging mortality is liberating. Chris Allen’s hit song lyric suggests that “I wish you can live life like you know you’re dying.” For others, fear of the […]

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My Encounter with James Brown, the Godfather of Soul

When I was in high school, I was active in the B’nai Brith Youth Organization. One year, the annual convention was in Augusta, Georgia. There are two things that make Augusta famous. It’s home to The Masters golf tournament, and to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Our convention coincided with James Brown’s annual holiday […]

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Flames of Hope: The Power of Hanukkah

The menorah represents the faith and hope of the Jewish people that cannot be extinguished.

The Crown and the Jews: 12 Facts

Here are 12 little-known facts about British royals and the Jews, including some of The Crown’s Jewish connections. English Jews were once “property” of The Crown William the Conqueror Britain’s Jewish community likely dates to Roman times, but the earliest records come from the reign of King William I, William the Conqueror, who invaded Britain from […]

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