Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2009«

photos taken with my new camera phone

June 30, 2009

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Sasson: Prospect Ave, Brooklyn at dusk (taken from the Seeley St Bridge):

Jewish events this week: book talks, doc flick, comedy, and much music

June 29, 2009

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Some of the most beautiful images captured by the Hubble telescope

June 27, 2009

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Hubble’s greatest hits: Hubble space telescope images

Tonight: Israeli movie on a Brooklyn rooftop and jazz performances at Cafe 92YTribeca

June 27, 2009

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Tonight: Israeli movie on a Brooklyn rooftop and jazz performances at Cafe 92YTribeca Posted using ShareThis

How inclusive and welcoming toward LGBT Jews is your shul?

June 26, 2009

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In February the findings of a study of the inclusiveness of American synagogues towards gay and lesbian Jews revealed that most rabbis overestimate how welcoming their synagogues actually are. On Gay Pride weekend I invite my Jewish readers to examine just how welcoming and inclusive towards LGBT Jews their shuls actually are. The preliminary results […]

Tonight: last minute event listings

June 25, 2009

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Literary and Movie Character tests

June 24, 2009

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Apparently the authors of these tests think I’m a puerile if somewhat adventurous good guy: Your result for The Literary Character Test. Tom Sawyer Good, Human, Side thinker You are basically good. Overcoming selfish desires or cruel ways, you focus on doing the right thing, when possible, and acting in a way to benefit everyone. […]

Two book review essays’ pessimistic takes on marriage

June 21, 2009

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Preface: except for its final sentance this article departs somewhat from this column’s usual subject area. Both Feverish Liaisons, Katie Roiphe’s review of A VINDICATION OF LOVE: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century By Cristina Nehring, and Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off, Sandra Tsing Loh’s personal essay which makes reference to several books about […]

News roundup: Wright blames Jews, Toronto shul’s gay wedding, Jewish boxer honored, TN Noahide video

June 18, 2009

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News roundup: Wright blames Jews, Toronto shul’s gay wedding, Jewish boxer honored, TN Noahide video Posted using ShareThis

Jewish events (mainly arts) this week

June 16, 2009

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Jewish events (mainly arts) this week. Israeli movies, GLBT photography exhibit, and Jewish music acts this week in Manhattan.