TJH May_June 1996, vo. XXX11, number 10. “Political Antisemitism” Holocaust Day has a special significance in this election year. Political antisemitism is abroad in the Republican Party. Modern anti-Semitism is different from traditional anti-Judaism. Traditional hostility to the Jews is primarily directed to the religion of the Jews. Economic and racial themes are secondary. Modern […]
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TJH May 1977, vol. 14, no. 9. Israel Independence Day. It came and went. Twenty-nine years of Jewish independence. How many more? David’s kingdom lasted for 400 years. The Maccabees’ dominion survived for 100. What about the Third State? I don’t know. All I know is that it is important for Israel to survive. The […]
TJH March_April 1992, vo. XXVII, no.5. Purim and Haman make us think of antisemitism. In America socially antisemitism has been on the wane over the past four decades. More and more Americans each year indicate that they view Jews either favorably or indifferently. More and more are willing to share clubs and work with Jews […]
TJH March 1991, vo. XXV11, number 8. “Leadership” Many people ask me about the future of Humanistic Judaism. What are the realistic prospects for our future? What do we need to do to spread the word, to recruit new people to our movement? There are many things we need to strengthen our future. We need […]
TJH march 1990, vol. XXVI, no. 8. One side of Purim is fun and laughter. The other side is Haman. Haman is the arch-figure of Jew hatred, called anti-Semitism in modern times. He is the symbol of a social disease so dreadful and so powerful that it killed 6 million innocent people in this century. […]
TJH January 1993, vol. XXIX, no. 6. The Birmingham Temple will be 30 years old. In August 1963 eight families and I took the plunge and organized a new temple in suburban Detroit. At the time we were unaware that, within one year, we would be espousing a new outlook on Jewish identity called Humanistic […]
TJH Jan. 1998, vol XXV, no 6. We are twenty-five years old. This year – 1968 – is an important year for us. It is our silver anniversary celebration time. Our Temple is no ordinary temple. From the very beginning we chose to publicly Embrace and ideology different from that of the Jewish establishment. From the very beginning we […]
TJH December 1985, vol. XXIII, no. 5 Meir Kahane. Some Jews adore him and revere him as a modern day prophet. Many Jews fear him and hate him. Most Jews regard him as a continuing embarrassment. Whatever the response to his programs and policies, all Jews are agreed that his publicity skills are extraordinary. Hardly […]
The Jewish Humanist, September 1997, Vol. XXXIV, Number 2 Colloquium ‘97. It will be an extraordinary event. Eleven Jewish historians of international fame are coming to the Birmingham Temple to spend the Simhat (sic) Torah weekend with us. They will speak, dialogue with each other and open our eyes to the realities of the Jewish experience. We Jews […]
The Jewish Humanist, September 1988, Vol. XXVI, Number 2 At the end of September, during the festival of Sukkot, a special conference will be held in Brussels-which, in a very important way, is part of the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the Birmingham Temple. The second biennial meeting of the new International Federation of Secular Humanistic […]