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Firing Shots in the War on Xmas

The LA Times‘ Joel Stein says that Jews are ready to engage in the War on Christmas. “War is a zero-sum game,” he writes, “so when Christmas is winning, Hanukkah is losing.” You have deployed your most annoying Gentiles against…

Jewish Pride? Whatever.

The NY Times has an article on the Mets’ newly acquired Jewish right-fielder Shawn Green. The story quotes lots of Jewish baseball experts and a kid with Jewish hair. I gotta tell you… I’m a freakin’ huge baseball fan. And…

Hillel Leaders: It's Not About Anti-Semitism

The Chronicle reports that some Hillel leaders aren’t so interested in bitching about anti-Semitism: “The troubling question for me,” said Chaim Seidler-Feller, executive director of the Hillel chapter at the University of California at Los Angeles, is, “‘Why can’t we…

Amalek's Big Toe

A few months ago, Rabbi Jack Riemer decided that Islamo-Fascists are an incarnation of Amalek. Last week, Rabbi Marc Gellman made a similar declaration in his Newsweek column. It turns out, according to Gellman, that Amalek utilized the same tactics…

Sally to Say Sayōnara

Thirty-four years after becoming the first woman ordained as a rabbi in the U.S., Rabbi Sally Priesand is retiring (NYT link, can also be found here). Though she wasn’t trying to make a political statement, Priesand started quite a trend:…

You Say You Want a Revolution?

From today’s Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, check out “The Second American Jewish Revolution” by Steven Windmueller: The past 20 years have been marked by the single largest growth of new Jewish organizations — well, at least since 1880,…