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Response to H'zon

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) I hope everyone had a great New Year of the Trees! Several days ago, the Jewish environmental organization H’zon put up (and sent to their email list) a blog post defending their practice of incorrectly referring…

January Madness results!

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) The final Knesset election results are in! (This guide may help if you can’t remember which party is which.) Likud Beiteinu 31 Yesh Atid 19 Labor 15 Habayit Hayehudi (The Jewish Home) 12 Shas 11 United…

Thanksgivukkah FAQ

(Crossposted to Jewschool.) As many of you know by now, November 28, 2013, will be both (American) Thanksgiving and the 1st day of Chanukah! The possibilities are endless: deep-fried turkey; latkes with cranberry sauce and gravy; pumpkin sufganiot; I’m sure…

January Madness: Guide to the Parties

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) Have you entered the January Madness pool yet? Once again, here is a guide to the 34 parties running in the election, with links to their websites if we can find them (English if available, otherwise…

January Madness 2013!!!

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) Now that January is here, and the Israeli election is just a few weeks away, it’s time for… JANUARY MADNESS!!!! You may recall March Madness from 2006, or February Madness from 2009. Now, Jewschool and Mah…

Israel on Two Wheels

This is another guest post by Oren Hirsch, an urban planner and avid cyclist currently living and working in Jerusalem and riding throughout the country wherever and whenever he can. He has ridden to Eilat on the Arava Institute/Hazon Israel…

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

As many readers know, the U.S. State Department’s longstanding official policy is to refer to Jerusalem (both East and West) as just “Jerusalem”, and not “Jerusalem, Israel” or “Jerusalem, Palestine” or anything else. Thus, for example, there is the U.S.…

#OccupytheMinyanConference

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) This past weekend, the great city of Washington DC played host to Mechon Hadar’s fourth (approximately sesquiannual) Minyan Conference. Unlike the previous conferences, this one wasn’t called the Independent Minyan Conference (at least not exclusively). This…

Sweep!

So far, Nobel week 2011 has been Good For The Jews, with Jewish scientists among the winners in 3 out of 3 prizes. Following Beutler and Steinman on Monday in Medicine, and Perlmutter and Riess yesterday in Physics, today’s winner…

Daniel Sieradski