"Causing assimilated Jews to feel even more alienated from their heritage than they already are does not fall within my job description."
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FROM THE ISSUE

Ask the Rabbis: Is It the Job of Rabbis to Fight Intermarriage?

"If a rav performs as he should, everything he does will serve to fight intermarriage," one rabbi says. Argues another: "Causing assimilated Jews to feel even more alienated from their heritage than they already are does not fall within my job description."

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IN THE NEWS
What Is Our Responsibility as Jews Toward Syrian Refugees?

Over the weekend, Donald Trump signed an executive order which stopped many refugees from entering the country—and the decision struck a chord nationwide.

We asked nine rabbis: As Jews, what responsibility do we have to help Syrian refugees?

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FROM THE ISSUE
'Blood Libel' Reenters the Lexicon 

A blood libel, according to the ADL, is “a false, incendiary claim against Jews.” It's a phrase that carries a considerable emotional charge and—until recently, anyway—a very specific historical meaning.

Image: Creative Commons

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
Lest We Forget

Some ask Luigi Toscano why he couldn’t let the events of the Holocaust rest in peace. But Toscano, a German photographer, tells his critics: Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.

Image: Luigi Toscano

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