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“Inappropriate for the Shabbos Table”

August 21, 2009

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A moving essay that starts with what social scientists call “the trauma of civility” (learning another culture’s manners) and ends in self-acceptance: Inappropriate for the Shabbos Table

NY Jewish Culture Examiner: Reading: Johanna Reiss reads from A Hidden Life at Community Bookstore in Park Slope 2/24/09

February 24, 2009

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NY Jewish Culture Examiner: Reading: Johanna Reiss reads from A Hidden Life at Community Bookstore in Park Slope 2/24/09 Posted using ShareThis

NY Jewish Culture Examiner: The Western Hemisphere’s only Greek Romaniote Synagogue

February 15, 2009

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When it first opened its doors in 1927 Kehila Kedosha Janina (the holy community of Ioannina) was one of hundreds of little synagogues on Manhattan’s Lower East Side; unlike its neighbors, however, it was not founded by Eastern Europeans fleeing violence and discrimination but by Greek speakers who came for economic opportunity. Not only were […]

study finds overweight women are more likely to have had sex (thanks to @funkybrownchick)

November 4, 2008

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overweight women have more sex If the study had divided the women into three groups, overweight, normal or healthy weight, and underweight I think the underweight women would be the least sexually active. Not only does starving oneself not put one in the mood it may also indicate a discomfort with sexuality and a nostalgia […]

Salah al-Din Brigades training dozens of Palestinian kids to ‘fight the Jews and kill Jewish kids’

August 31, 2008

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Gaza kids ‘training to kill Jews’ Eleven-year-old trainee: I’d rather die fighting the occupation than die at home from a missile. Islamic Jihad threatens to unleash ‘the fires of hell’ on Israel.

Minneapolis protesters subjected to massive, pre-emptive police raids

August 31, 2008

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Massive, warrantless raids on peace protesters in Minneapolis, ahead of RNC

A conversation with Eliyahu McLean, peacenik

August 26, 2008

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Interview with Eliyahu McLean Co-founder and Co-director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers. Descended from a long line of Christian pastors on his father’s side and rabbis on his mother’s (the two met while hitchhiking to a hippie commune in California), peacemaker Eliyahu McLean has been dedicated to interfaith work since he was a college student at […]

Roman archeological find in Turkey (thanks to smartgrrrl via Twitter)

August 26, 2008

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Huge statue of Roman ruler found I’m surprised that Hadrian is considered a “good emperor.” His anti-semitic policies and persecution and his brutal suppression of the Bar Cochba revolt (135 c.e.) they inspired brand him as a bigoted tyrant in my eyes.

NY Times: Jewish Tattoo Ban an Urban Legend (thanks to who posted it on FB)

July 19, 2008

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Skin Deep: For Some Jews, It Only Sounds Like ‘Taboo’

First they limit access to abortion, next contraception

July 16, 2008

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Bush administration seeks to protect health care professionals who withhold care because of a personal opposition to abortion and/or contraception: Abortion Proposal Sets Condition on Aid See also the discussion in ‘s post on this topic.