Tolkien's Clash of Civilizations

The eerie relevance of The Two Towers.

Suddenly Jewish

Jews raised as gentiles discover their Jewish roots.

Jewish Tales of Holy Women

Precious tales that give us a peek in to a world of devotional beauty that focuses on kindness.

Spider-Jew

Spider-Man mirrors the consciousness of Jewish activists. So says the creator of a Jewish superhero comic series.

Six Days of War

A new, definitive book on the Six Day War.

Calling All Jewish Superheroes

Hollywood may not produce films with these superheroes, but the appearance of any of the following individuals would be greatly appreciated.

When The Ship Comes In

Written in 1963, the words to this song are still relevant.

When Words Are the Weapons

Bill Bennet's new book, "Why We Fight", is must reading for these tumultuous times.

Missing "The Lord of the Rings"

Evil and the cultural significance of Tolkien's masterpiece.

Unity at the Super Bowl

In sports and in life, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Leaving Wall Street

Born to great wealth, Roy Neuberger spent his youth and early adulthood in a frustrating search for meaning in life. Until he began to explore Judaism's spiritual life.

Trembling Before G-d

A new film examines the dichotomy of the Orthodox homosexual.

Pro Sports in the Terrorist World

America's favorite pastime may never be the same again. What's even worse, it may always stay the same.

From Mississippi to Mount Sinai

In "My Sister, the Jew," an African-American minister shares her astonishing spiritual journey to Judaism.

Hollywood's Trojan Horse

Do you know what your kids are watching in the newest PG-13 films?

The Red Tent

A popular novel characterizes the founders of the Jewish people as full of intrigue, lust and deceit. Should that bother us?

Jewish Basketball Giants

As the Maccabiah Games open in Israel, we are reminded of the days when -- believe it or not -- Jewish players dominated pro basketball.

Return of the USS Liberty

A new book accuses Israel of deliberately attacking an American ship in June 1967.

Gladiator: More Than a Tale of Gore

Might there actually be a message in this Academy Award-winning movie that I could agree with?

Tiger Woods and the Rosh Hashana Secret

Golf is a model for life. It is a game in which you play against the fiercest most vicious opponent that exists -- yourself.

Are Jews X-Men?

The movie "X-Men" describes a group of mutants who are rejected by the rest of humanity. For me, it hit very close to home.

Harry Potter and the War Between Good and Evil

As a Jew, I could not help but reflect on the contrasting attitudes between Judaism and the world of Harry Potter towards this epic struggle.

Spring Fever - Catch It!

There's something in the air. The crack of a bat, a deep line drive -- and the beauty of being a Jew.

Looking Closer at "American Beauty"

"American Beauty" is the big winner at this year's Oscars. What is the real beauty that is the subject of this enigmatic film?

Jerry! Jerry!

The guests aren't the only fools: You can actually feel yourself getting dumber when you watch humiliation fests like "Jerry Springer Show".

Who Wants To Feel Like A Millionaire

What's really behind television's newest phenomenon? Regis Philbin & Co. are offering us lots more than money. Viewer beware.

Mr. Death - A Bribe Blinds Even the Wise

One man's self-delusion shows up the human weakness to see what one wants to see.

Superbowl Lessons

This year, the Superbowl taught the world a great Jewish lesson -- that destiny can rest in the hands of one person.

The Dogma of Dogma

Judaism prizes free speech -- but it also prizes critical thinking. Does "Dogma" think -- or just take cheap shots at something precious to Christians?

End of Days

As we enter the last month of the 20th century, expectations about the next millennium have reached a fevered pitch.

Pass the Fault

By reducing the Third Reich to a limited dementia, a new film absolves the German people of any moral culpability for perpetrating World War II and destroying European Jewry.

Spiritual Training Camp

How the NY Giants training camp can get you ready for the High Holidays.

The "Jewish Jordan"

Tamir Goodman has returned from Israel to play basketball in America.

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