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Wallach: ‘Jewish humor is inherently never mean or vindictive’

“Jewish humor is inherently never mean or vindictive or about making fun of anyone. It is about the kind of … Continued

By Rabbi Steve Gutow, Father Larry Snyder, Dr. Michael Kinnamon Uncertainty permeates this recession. Uncertainty about our jobs, our homes, … Continued

We need ‘civil’ discourse

By Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of The Jewish Council for Public Affairs With the midterm elections behind us, America is … Continued

Labor Day religious lessons

As we celebrate Labor Day with barbeques and final trips to the beach this weekend, Americans should take a moment … Continued

Jewish reflections on America’s relationship with Islam

By Rabbi Steve Gutow Last week two disturbing incidents occurred that I hope and pray are not the start of … Continued

Still counting the casualties of Vietnam War, 35 years later

America’s faith communities have a long and important history of helping their members more deeply understand the implications of war, … Continued

Real and imagined anti-Semitism

As we reach new lows on the civility scale in our public discourse, the news from a national meeting committed … Continued

Obama Meets with Jewish Leaders

By William Wan President Obama met with top Jewish leaders in the U.S. this afternoon to assuage them about his … Continued

Measuring Poverty in America

By Rabbi Steve Gutow and Melissa Boteach This Shabbat, Jews will read from the book of Numbers, the Torah portion … Continued

Hate Crimes are Message Crimes

By Steve Gutow, Michel Kinnamon and Sayyid M. Syeed The American experience of a pluralistic democracy is unique in the … Continued

Moses, Martin and Obama

There is much recognized symbolism in the coinciding timeframe of President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in and Martin Luther King Day. Eighty … Continued

Food Stamp Solidarity and Humility

Rabbi Steve Gutow, executive director for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, is taking the Food Stamp Challenge during the … Continued