Rabbi Stephen Pearce argues that the advances in communication technology may be participating in advancing a growing disregard for kind and gentle behavior.
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While the Politicians Squander Billions, an International Group of Musicians are Putting their Music and even Bodies on the Line to Help Flood-ravaged Pakistan Heal.

by Mark Levine


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It isn't always so easy
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Marge Piercy's Science Fiction as Prophetic Vision  Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Rabbi Arthur Waskow reflects on a review he wrote for Tikkun almost 20 years ago--and Marge Piercy's prophetic reosnance for the present and future.
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Investigating Suicidal Terrorism Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

by Louisa Aronow

My dad was irate. He had watched a public TV special about the rise of madrassas in Pakistan, where suicide bombers were being trained by the thousands. "These people have to be stopped!" he insisted. "All they teach the kids at these schools is to memorize the Qur'an. Then they teach them how great it is to be a martyr. They're brainwashing the kids to be suicidal. And they won't stop until they destroy Israel!"


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The Bear Missed the Train--Humor from Lee Israel Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Humor from Lee Israel, whose memoir the New York Times called "slender, sordid and pretty damned fabulous."
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"The Reader": A Learning Disabilities Specialist's Perspective Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

In the current Tikkun David Sterritt reviews five holocaust movies, including The Reader. Carol McMullen wrote to us that she thought Sterritt's critical take on The Reader had "clear validity - I found myself mostly agreeing with his position. From my unique perspective as a Learning Disabilities Specialist, however, that film had another entire layer that I felt most viewers would miss. While I feel it was maybe unfortunate to mix that theme with the incomparable tragedy of the Holocaust, there is the reminder that issues of personal accountability are not always as black-and-white as they may appear to be."
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