Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/rss/daily-feature-items Jewish Ideas Daily brings you the best in Jewish thought and culture. en-us 60 <![CDATA[You Only Live Twice]]> European Judaism looks healthy, and secure. And yet, the majority of European Jews, seconded by many Jewish and non-Jewish experts, insist that catastrophe may lie ahead. Read in full on Mosaic

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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:30:30 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6601/features/you-only-live-twice/ Michel Gurfinkiel
<![CDATA[Religion and State in Israel]]> I want to make an argument for limiting the role of the Israeli state in maintaining Jewish institutions. I do so, however, as one who wishes to see an expansion of the influence of traditional Judaism in the Israeli public square. Read in full on Mosaic.

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Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:03:20 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6599/features/religion-and-state-in-israel/ Moshe Koppel
<![CDATA[The Ten Commandments]]> Mosaic has launched!  Read an extract from our inaugural essay on the Ten Commandments here, or go straight to our new site: www.mosaicmagazine.com

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Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:00:38 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6593/features/the-ten-commandments/ Leon Kass
<![CDATA[Come Swing with Me]]> In the last of our highlights, Aryeh Tepper introduces the jazz-fueled piyyut of the New Jerusalem Orchestra; first published June 17, 2010.  Rejoin us on Monday for Mosaic's inaugural essay: Leon Kass on the Ten Commandments. 

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Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:18 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6583/features/come-swing-with-me-2/ Aryeh Tepper
<![CDATA[Secularism and Its Discontents]]> In an essay first published December 17, 2010, Yehudah Mirsky examines a defense of Jewish secularism and finds it—and Jewish secularism itself—wanting.

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Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:15 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6575/features/secularism-and-its-discontents-2/ Yehudah Mirsky
<![CDATA[Orthosexuality]]> Addressing a trend toward greater openness about sexuality in the Modern Orthodox community, Elli Fischer reminds us, in an article first published December 19, 2011, that Judaism has never treated sex as a taboo subject.

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Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:22 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6565/features/orthosexuality-2/ Elli Fischer
<![CDATA[Christopher Hitchens's Jewish Problem]]> In another highlight from our archives, Benjamin Kerstein inquires into a revered writer's virulent hostility toward Judaism (December 13, 2010).

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Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:24 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6554/features/christopher-hitchenss-jewish-problem-2/ Benjamin Kerstein
<![CDATA[Christianity: Good for the Jews?]]> Examining the state of contemporary Christendom in an article first published January 5, 2012, Elliot Jager asks whether Jews have an interest in seeing Christianity thrive—and answers yes.

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Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:46 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6543/features/christianity-good-for-the-jews/ Elliot Jager
<![CDATA[The Riddle of the Satmar]]> In this review of an adulatory biography of the Satmar rebbe, first published February 17, 2011, Allan Nadler considers Judaism's most traditional—and most alienated—community. 

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Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:10 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6538/features/the-riddle-of-the-satmar-2/ Allan Nadler
<![CDATA[Good Girl Gone Bad]]> Among the highlights from our archives is this reflection on Herman Wouk's "plucky, unlucky" heroine Marjorie Morningstar by former editor Margot Lurie, first published October 18, 2010.

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Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:29 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6530/features/good-girl-gone-bad-2/ Margot Lurie