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Can the Kabbalah teach us to Repair Climate Change?

Can the Kabbalah teach us to Repair Climate Change?

By Alexandra Piacenza How can Kabbalah, the system of mystical interpretation of Jewish scripture with roots in the 13th century, have a bearing on modern-day environmentalism? In the Kabbalistic view, God’s very…

Israel can’t Afford to Lose Jews Like Me

Israel can’t Afford to Lose Jews Like Me

by DAVID H. SCHANZER for ISLAMiCommentary David Schanzer Writing in the New York Times . . . , columnist Shmuel Rosner labeled non-Israeli liberal Jews that are becoming more estranged from modern…

Reconciliation between Judaism and Islam is Possible

Reconciliation between Judaism and Islam is Possible

By Joseph Richard Preville via IslamiCommentary Israeli-American businessman, scholar, and activist Rabbi Shai Har-El’s new book — Where Islam and Judaism Join Together: A Perspective on Reconciliation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) — is…

When Bibi Meets Modi: Israel and the Indian Elections

When Bibi Meets Modi: Israel and the Indian Elections

(By Shalom Goldman via IslamiCommentary) Shalom Goldman After weeks-long elections in India, the Hindu nationalist BJP party, with Narendra Modi as prime-minister elect, has emerged as the overwhelming victor in a hotly…