Chaos At The Capital: A Rabbi and Political Scientist Unpacks It

When he watches news unfold from Washington DC,  Rabbi Abraham Unger keeps one hand on the US Constitution; the other on his Talmud. “Both are focused on equality, justice and building community,” he says. No one knows that better than Rabbi Unger who holds the novel distinction of being both a political science professor and […]

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What Jewish Sources Show Us That Hypocrisy Is Wrong?

Dear JITC- What Jewish sources show us that hypocrisy is wrong? Thank you, Dave Dear Dave- I have to say, I really like this question. And, unlike many other questions, I don’t think I’ve been asked this before. The easiest reply might be simply to cite Exodus 23:7, which enjoins us to distance ourselves from […]

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How Jewish Wisdom Can Help Us Survive The 2020 Election

This past Sunday, I drove to Manhattan to pick up my mom so she could spend the week with us in suburban New Jersey. During that drive, it became very clear, very quickly, where this presidential campaign has taken us. First, Trump supporters shut down one of the bridges leading into the city. Then, I […]

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Interfaith Pen Pals Create Relationships in Lakewood & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Brussels Times Uses Photo of Haredi Jew for Coronavirus Worldwide Article The photo comes as conflict was sparked surrounding Haredi gatherings in large quantities despite coronavirus regulations. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the Haredi communities against large gatherings. He criticized the ultra-Orthodox community specifically, sparking outrage that he did not address other groups […]

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