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The Olive Conflict

13:07 02 November in Latest, Politics, Religion
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By Lily Hoffman Simon When Noah’s ark ended its forty day journey, Noah sent forth a dove, which returned to him with an olive branch. The olive branch indicated the end of the flood and reappearance of land, and symbolized the restoration of justice to humanity (Genesis...

The Emergence of Jewish Republicans

11:14 02 November in Latest, Politics
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By Gabriel Weinstein After a year of raucous Tea Party protests, growing disillusionment with presidential policies and economic stagnation, Republicans’ fantasy of regaining control of at least one house of Congress is close to becoming a reality. The final USA Today/Gallup Poll released Sunday revealed that...

What’s In a Name?

11:55 29 October in Culture, Latest, Politics, Religion
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By Gabriel Weinstein For hundreds of years, Ethiopian Jews dreamed of strolling through Jerusalem’s supposed golden streets and celebrating the Sigd festival in its hills. By the late 1970’s, Ethiopians decided that dreaming of Israel no longer sufficed, and embarked on foot to the Promised Land....