Jewish Ideas Daily - Editor's Picks http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/rss/todays-picks-items Jewish Ideas Daily brings you the best in Jewish thought and culture. en-us 60 <![CDATA[Where Does the Buck Stop?]]> While its military capabilities enable the U.S. to be patient with Iran, for Israel the window for military action is rapidly closing.

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Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:05 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/807e6 James Cartwright
<![CDATA["I Was a Nazi, and Here's Why"]]> In 1963, Melita Maschmann published a memoir of her Nazi youth.  Fifty years later, she is remembered by her best childhood friend—and first victim.

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Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:04 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/e4f9d Helen Epstein
<![CDATA[Heaven on Earth]]> Jewish law rescues man from unrealistic dreams, replacing them with dreams that are viable.

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Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:03 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/a96d8 Nathan Lopes Cardozo
<![CDATA[Blowing the Whistle]]> According to respected Orthodox rabbis, the prohibition against reporting Jewish suspects to secular authorities rarely applies in the modern Western world. 

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Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:02 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/db83b Moshe Simon-Shoshan
<![CDATA[Hiding before God]]> "The tallit [prayer shawl] hides the person we are and represents the person we would like to be, because in prayer we ask God to judge us, not for what we are, but for what we wish to be."

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Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:01 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/223fe Jonathan Sacks
<![CDATA[Delegitimizing the Delegitimizers]]> "The poisonous role of the UN human rights world in demonizing and isolating Israel cannot be overestimated"; but it can be combated.

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Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:05 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/700cc Anne Bayefsky
<![CDATA[The World's Oldest Torah Scroll]]> A Torah scroll discovered in a Bologna archive was originally misidentified as a 17th-century manuscript; its true date has now been established as five centuries earlier.

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Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:04 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/db35a
<![CDATA[Israel's Talmudic Turn]]> Educators reaching out to young secular Israelis in the hope of introducing them to the Talmud have discovered a willing audience.

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Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:03 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/ea739 Sid Slivko
<![CDATA[Kindertransport Remembered]]> This year, Britain marks the 75th anniversary of a mass evacuation of Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Europe.

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Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:02 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/c68de Lucy Ward
<![CDATA[Renaissance in Budapest]]> The anti-Semitic demagoguery peddled by Hungary's fascist Jobbik party has prompted fresh Jewish cultural and political engagement.

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Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:01 EDT http://www.jidaily.com/146c8 Andrew Connelly