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Jews Choosing Life

From the February 1999 Print Edition

The sanctity and infinite worth of every human being is a quintessential Jewish value, grounded in the biblical notion that man is made in the image and likeness of God. According to the Mishnah (Sanhedrin 4:5): “Whoever destroys one life is as if he destroyed a whole world, and whoever . . . . Continue Reading »

The Big Lie Continued

From the February 1994 Print Edition

Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memoryby deborah lipstadt free press, 278 pages, $22.95  Assassins of the Memory: Essays on the Denial of the Holocaust by pierre vidal-naquet, translated by jeffery mehlman columbia university press, 205 pages, $27.50Ever since the end of . . . . Continue Reading »

Niebuhr the Teacher

From the February 1993 Print Edition

Professor Reinhold Niebuhr: A Mentor to the Twentieth Century by Ronald H. Stone Westminster/John Knox Press, 284 pages, $21.99 paper Niebuhr and His Age: Reinhold Niebuhr’s Prophetic Role in the Twentieth Century by Charles C. Brown Trinity Press International, $34.95 Of books and Dissertations . . . . Continue Reading »

The Myth of the Civil War

From the October 1991 Print Edition

Year after year we reap new harvests of Civil War literature, despite the admonition of some historians that the subject has been exhausted. We tell and retell the story of the Civil War, hoping through vicarious participation to gain a better sense of our national identity, vocation, and destiny. . . . . Continue Reading »

Across the Gulf of Faith

From the May 1991 Print Edition

The interfaith dialogue between Christians and Jews has become such a familiar feature of contemporary religious life that it is hard to imagine a time when it was virtually unheard of. Yet this dialogue has existed in self-conscious form only since the end of World War II. Jewish Perspectives . . . . Continue Reading »