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Who was Two-Gun Cohen?

Who was Two-Gun Cohen?  by The Cape Jewish Chronicle The Chinese president’s Jewish confidant who mustered Chinese support of the creation of Israel. Despite the various accounts written of this powerful and colorful figure of the early part of the last century, few people have actually heard of Morris Abraham ‘Two-Gun’ Cohen. A glance into 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…

A Jewish Perspective on the Feminine

A fascinating analysis of Judaism’s perspective on the nature of the masculine and feminine. Gender and Judaic scholar, Miriam Kosman (PhD Candidate at Bar Ilan University) provides a fascinating and perspective-shifting analysis of the nature of the masculine and feminine, and demonstrates why humanity as a whole needs to move more towards the feminine. You…

Why Judaism Should Matter to You

RAJE sent 25 alumni to the Olami Summit in London with 1300 students from around the globe where they were discussing Jewish greatness. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks opened the summit on the topic of the greatness of being Jewish.     Transcript Friends, what an incredible privilege it is to be in this extraordinary gathering. I…

The Dayte with Giving

To sustain the important work that RAJE offers the community, we need to raise $400k in this year end Charidy campaign. We have found 3 matchers who have pledged $300k on the condition that we can raise $100k in a 36 hour Charidy campaign that started today. This would mean a total of $400k to…