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Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots 

by Dan Fellner I was all shook up in Mississippi. Inside a museum next to the modest two-room house where Elvis Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo, Miss., visitors will find all the things you’d expect to see in a shrine celebrating the early years of a boy who would grow up to become the…

Want Your Kids to Remain Jewish? Better Start Early

by Peter Lovenheim The growing field of attachment theory suggests that our religious affiliations later in life are determined chiefly in our first years. Many Jewish parents and communal leaders ask how can we increase the odds that our kids, when grown, will remain Jewish. Day schools, summer camps, and visits to Israel are important, of…

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

by Timothy P Mohoney What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out of Egypt? An in-depth investigation by documentary filmmaker Tim Mahoney searches for answers to these questions…

Stalin and the Purim Miracle

by Barbara Penn Stalin had plans to murder millions of Russian Jews. Like Haman, the tables suddenly turned. Jewish holidays are not merely a commemoration of an event in time. The time of year in which the a miracle occurred was an opportune time for the conception of that miracle. As we make our way toward…

Golda Meir, on the Palestinians

The following op-ed by Golda Meir was printed in The New York Times 42 years ago. January 14, 1976 To be misquoted is an occupational hazard of political leadership; for this reason I should like to clarify my position in regard to the Palestinian issue. I have been charged with being rigidly insensitive to the…