Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2010«

Wednesday evening 9/1/10: David’s Harp play Turkish flavored Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish music – New York NY

August 31, 2010

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Read the article on examiner.com

An idle brain may be the self’s workshop

August 30, 2010

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Read the entire article on latimes.com Until recently, scientists would have found little of interest in purposeless mind-wandering–they were just the brain idling between meaningful activity. But in the span of a few short years, they have instead come to view mental leisure as important, purposeful work — work that relies on a powerful and […]

Israel’s sad slide from democracy | The Jewish Chronicle

August 27, 2010

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Israelis rightly take pride in the existence of the Knesset but they now need to take action to restore its reputation Share …The rules of democracy are crumbling. The Knesset is passing more anti-democratic laws than ever before — targeting the Arab minority; predicating basic civil rights on declarations of loyalty to Israel as a […]

Living In Allen Ginsberg’s Old Apartment Is Sort of Like Sleeping With James Franco, Right?

August 25, 2010

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Living In Allen Ginsberg’s Old Apartment Is Sort of Like Sleeping With James Franco, Right? Voice-of-a-generation Allen Ginsberg‘s former one bedroom E. 12th St. apartment can now be yours for $1700/month. Imagine watching Franco’s Howl movie in there! The unit has been newly renovated, but the walls may still reverberate with all those howls. Sigh. […]

Ken Mehlman, Bush Campaign Manager, Comes Out as Gay – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

August 25, 2010

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Read the article on cbsnews.com Activist Mike Rogers responded to the news that Mehlman was coming out by awarding him a “Roy Cohn Award” for “managing the most anti-gay presidential campaigns in history.”

The New Leader folds after 86 years – New York NY

August 24, 2010

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The New Leader, a liberal anti-communist little magazine that was the product of New York’s Jewish intellectual milieu is folding after 86 years, Jewish Ideas Daily reports. The following is an excerpt from Yehuda Mirsky‘s Jewish Ideas Daily article: After eighty-six years, eighty-two in print and the last few in cyberspace, the New Leader, a quintessential […]

Hitler ‘had Jewish and African roots’, DNA tests show – Telegraph

August 24, 2010

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Read the article on telegraph.co.uk Saliva samples taken from 39 relatives of the Nazi leader show he may have had biological links to the “subhuman” races that he tried to exterminate during the Holocaust. Jean-Paul Mulders, a Belgian journalist, and Marc Vermeeren, a historian, tracked down the Fuhrer’s relatives, including an Austrian farmer who was […]