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Events this week include several movies

November 30, 2009

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via examiner.com Events of Jewish interest this week in NYC include a musical review and limited screenings of several movies.

Internet vices (thanks, Nicholas)

November 29, 2009

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Internet Vices: Illustrator Patrick Moberg compares the most popular social networks with some legal and some controlled substances.

NYTimes Opinion: two views of a weakened public option

November 29, 2009

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An editorial argues that even a diminished public option expands choices, while Op Ed contributor Paul Starr argues in Fighting the Wrong Health Care Battle that the public option has been so weakened it would be better to trade it for effective regulatory authority to prevent insurers from engaging in abusive practices and subverting the […]

NYTMag: redefining sexual desire

November 29, 2009

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Two women sexologists find the current definition of desire (an innate urge) too male and are replacing it with a new female definition (receptivity): Women Who Want To Want

asters in our garden

November 29, 2009

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RT @dianavilibert on writers (& all artists) needing their life partners to be their biggest fans

November 29, 2009

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A Love Story

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009

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I have a lot for which to be thankful including everyone who reads this. To all my fellow Americans have a safe and festive Thanksgiving!

Surprise! Your Skin Can Hear | LiveScience

November 25, 2009

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We not only hear with our ears, but also through our skin, according to a new study. The finding, based on experiments in which participants listened to certain syllables while puffs of air hit their skin, suggests our brains take in and integrate information from various senses to build a picture of our surroundings. Along […]

Muslim Arab discovers his Jewish ancestry and returns to Judaism

November 24, 2009

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The Jew from Kuwait

Jewish Communities 101: The Abayudaya, Uganda’s Jews

November 24, 2009

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Moses Synagogue in Nabugoye Hill. The Abayudaya live in five villages; each has its own synagogue. kulano.org Last night J.J. Keki of Uganda‘s Abayudaya Jewishcommunity shared his community’shistory, music, and current situation atPark Slope Jewish Center in Brooklyn, an event I mentioned in┬ámy previous article. After his talk kippot knitted by Abayudaya craftspeople and CDs […]