RJ Winter 2001


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Winter 2001
FEATURES

Wizards of Wit: How Jews Revolutionized Comedy in America by Arie Kaplan
Jewish writers have been the driving force in rocking the comedy boat, fueled by their "outsider" vantage point, street-smart creativity, and outsized chutzpah. Part I: 1950-1969.
        Jewish Comedy Quiz An RJ Website Added Value

Can American Jews & Muslims Get Along? by A. James Rudin
Yes. And it is more important now than ever.
        Vote Your View And view the vote (interactive!) An RJ Website Added Value

Soul of a Scholar
A conversation with the new HUC-JIR President Rabbi David Ellenson.

Dynamo in D.C. by Rahel Musleah
A day in the life of Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

FOCUS: BITTERSWEET LANDS

South Africa: In the Shadow of Apartheid by Bonny Fetterman
One of the great social experiments of our time is unfolding in South Africa--and its now-diminished Jewish community is determined to make it succeed.

Cuba: In the Shadow of Castro by Jeffrey Salkin
A generation of Communism--and poverty so severe that physicians become hotel maids for American dollars--has not sapped the spiritual energy of Cuban Jewry.

Poland: In the Shadow of Memory by Aron Hirt-Manheimer
In a land that was once home to a great Jewish civilization, some Jews and non-Jews construct memorials to "a vanished people," while others rebuild a living Judaism.

The Politics of Apology by Morlan Ty Rogers
The inscription of the Jedwabne monument erected by the Polish government was a lie. I vowed to express the truth to the world.

RJ WEBSITE: Added Values
Jewish Comedy Quiz
Submit A Question to "Ask the Rabbi"
Ask the Author: The RJ Author's Forum
Submit a "My Opinion" Article
Submit a Letter to the Editor
Significant Jewish Books Study Guides
Quiz Yourself (do you know....?)
The RJ Pyramid Puzzle (the Jewish numbers game)
Vote Your View And view the vote (interactive!) An RJ Website Added Value
DEPARTMENTS

Dear Reader / E. Yoffie
Letters
UAHC & You / B. Levinson
Significant Jewish Books / B. Fetterman
        Significant Jewish Books Study Guides An RJ Website Added Value
Fiction: The Scribe of Deemyonsk / S. Schnur
Books: Women's Fiction, Women's Lives
/ B. Fetterman
Synagogue: Driving Miss Daisy Crazy / B. Schuman
Law: 'Tis the Season of Menorah/Creche Litigation / D. Weinstein
Spotlight: A Dream Camp for Kids with Disabilities; College Students Are Now Only a Click Away / B. Gilbert & J. Hamerman
Milestones / B. Levinson
Marketplace
My Opinion: We Must Hold Muslim Leaders Accountable / J. Garfunkel
 
 

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