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Author Archives: Jimmy Bitton

Jimmy Bitton
Jimmy Bitton is head of the Jewish history department at the Anne & Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, Kimel Family Education Centre and Vice President of the Federation of Teachers in Hebrew Schools of Toronto.

Juxtaposing Jewish and State

In his book The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, William James, the greatest American philosopher and leading thinker of the late nineteenth century suggests that something is true only insofar as it works. In light of the radical change in the Jewish condition brought on by the creation of the Jewish state on May 14, 1948, ...

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Terrorism, Islam and Apologetics

I am not anti-Muslim and I do not consider myself politically to be on the far-right. On the contrary, I embrace any rendition of Islam that teaches tolerance and pluralism. At the same time, I am not blind to the harsh reality — namely that there exists a rendition of Islam that does not conceal its hostile toward tolerance and ...

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