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Shocked…!

I have a piece over at the JewishJournal about Alan Greenspan’s shocking revelation that greed might cloud the mind of inestment bankers who otherwise would have your best interests in mind. The bottom line is: Perhaps now, as Greenspan walks…

Triumphalist Zionism and Jewish Identity

The right wing of American Orthodox Judaism, those who align themselves with various factions of chareidi and Yeshivah Judaism, are committed to what might only be called “triumphalist Zionism” (my locution, as far as I can tell). Triumphalist Zionists skip…

Scriptural Reasoning

I spent the first week of June lodging on Jesus Lane at Westcott House in Cambridge, England. (For those for whom the point might be too subtle, there is also a Jesus College, a Christ’s College, a Corpus Christi College,…

Petty cruelty vies with stupidity

Its good to know that with all of Ehud Olmert’s corruption troubles and shaky political future, his government still has the time and energy for the petty cruelties of the occupation. As the New York Times reports today: The American…