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Escape from Freedom?

15:56 04 April in History, Misc, Politics, topics
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By Martin Berman-Gorvine As Passover approaches, I have been reading the psychologist Erich Fromm’s 1941 work, Escape from Freedom. Writing when Nazi Germany was at its height, Fromm sought the reasons why so many people felt their freedom to be “an intolerable burden” that they wished...

A Match Made in the O.R.

16:24 03 April in Culture
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by Sala Levin The dating ritual is replete with anxieties: What dress to wear? How long should I wait to call after the date? Is my nose so big that I'll be single forever? Well, Orthodox denizens of greater Miami, Michael Salzhauer is here to help...

Ask The Rabbis | Will It Matter to Jews If There Is a Mormon President?

21:20 31 March in 2012 May/June, Ask the Rabbis, Issues, Religion, Series, U.S. Politics
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INDEPENDENT Historically, the religious affiliation of a governmental leader has never been an issue for the Jewish people, as long as the government involved was not itself oppressive. Although Jews were thoroughly and severely oppressed over more than 1,600 years by leaders with Catholic or Protestant...

Marshall Breger: U.S. Citizenship: Priceless or Merely Convenient?

21:17 31 March in 2012 May/June, Issues, Opinion, Politics, Topics, U.S. Politics
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By Marshall Breger In 2011, Sen. Joseph Lieberman suggested that U.S. nationals, “homegrown” or otherwise, be stripped of their citizenship if they are “engaging in or purposefully and materially supporting hostilities against the United States.” More recently, in Israel, right-wing Knesset members pushed for legislation taking...