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Post-Geographic Judaism

Anyone who has a message relevant to any segment of the general populace in America, be they corporate or non-profit, will eventually have to develop and maintain some sort of presence on social networks if they want their message to…

McCain? Post-Racial? Get Real

In today’s New York Times, reporter Susan Dominus profiles a rising star from the embattled community of Crown Heights who is rising to notariety not only because of his uncommon background, but also because of his positive voice of peace…

Food Riots: Caused by Biofuels?

A few weeks ago on The Jew and the Carrot, I wondered if biofuels were actually the green mitzvah they were touted to be — an ethical alternative to greenhouse gas-belching fossil fuels — or if they were a mitzvah…

Beyond the Massacre

Now that we have brought out our dead and escorted the slaughtered kedoshim to their final graves, now that we have torn our garments and have begun to recite kaddish and Tehillim, now that the blood has been mopped up…

Who Knows 3?

Time Magazine today reported their list of Five Lessons to be Learned from Super Tuesday. In a nutshell, they are: 1. Hillary Clinton still gets love from “white and Latino women and older people”, regardless of who endorses Obama; 2.…

Belgrade Hotel Launches "Hitler Suite"

What, in the hell, is this? The Mr. President hotel in Belgrade is receiving increasing flak from Jewish communities worldwide for its $200 a night Hitler suite, one of numerous room dedicated to various world leaders. In the hotel, Serbia’s…

The Jewish "Obama Gap"?

Columnist/blogger Andrew Sullivan from The Atlantic’s “Daily Dish” received a letter from a reader commenting on Richard Cohen’s Washington Post column, “Obama’s Farrakhan Test” written in the aftermath of the backlash from the anti-Muslim emails sent out to potential Jewish…

Lowering the Bar?

Opposition to the Iraq War, military counterrecruitment, and the barrage of horrible media images coming from the Middle East are making a huge impact on Army recruitment. As the Associated Press tells us, Army recruitment is at a record low,…