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Legends Help Create Community

Rabbi Berel Wein writes: Legends are necessary for nation building and community cohesiveness. Legends of holy and pious people and legends about villains and the wicked are often subject to fabrication and gross exaggeration, but they leave no doubt in … Continue reading

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‘New PBS series exposes Old Testament fairy tales’

From the Hollywood Reporter: LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)Real Time With Bill Maher<," frequently refers to the Old Testament of the Bible as the Book of Jewish Fairy Tales. The description might anger the pious and the fundamentalists, but guess what? … Continue reading

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