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What’s a Muslim American supposed to do?

Off the Beat

On Dec. 6, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the San Bernardino tragedy, “the broader threat of terrorism, and how we can keep our country safe.” The president discussed both his policy position and the need for Muslim Americans to be proactive in fighting terrorism, all within a concise
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Confusing Jews with Judaism

Thinking Theology

If the allegations are true, I’ll be deeply saddened and, frankly, pissed. Pissed because someone who supposedly represents Orthodox Judaism as a spiritual leader ignored its principles. Pissed because his actions are inevitably associated with a community with which I identify. Pissed because his identity as a rabbi implies that his behavior is OK within our value system. It’s not.
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