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Big-Time Pol Gets in Big-Time Trouble

The details are still coming in but Eliot Spitzer the Governor of New York has been implicated in a prostitution scandal. He rose through the system by fighting corruption, criminal syndicates, fraud, and corporate misconduct. I expect unless the NYTimes…

Anyone A Fit For This Gig?

The release for the following job opportunity crossed my desk; I thought a Jewschooler might fit the bill. Moving Traditions seeks a Project Consultant to assist us with our groundbreaking efforts on Jewish Boys Summary Moving Traditions seeks a Consultant…

Beatles (Hargolim?)

Brant Rosen drew my attention to a shocking piece of zionist history: Did you know that The Beatles were scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv in 1965, but Israeli government leaders nixed the tour for fear the Fab Four would…

Obama's Jewish "Problem"

I just saw that, AJCommittee leaked a memo expressing unease with Obama’s candidacy. The main concerns seem to have to do with Israel and Iran. On Israel, Feuer, AJC’s Counsel for Special Projects and the author of the memo, says:…

Lieberman At It Again

After failing to win the democratic nomination for CT Senate in 2006, Lieberman is at it again. He has just endorsed Republican John McCain in the 2008 race for US President. (Picture by Brian Snyder of Reuters) I know there…

The Road to Sulha in DC

The Road to Sulha in DC If you’re in the DC area this weekend, come down to Busboys & Poets off U Street NW at 9:30 Sunday morning and to the Bossa Bistro later that day for a documentary, a…

Mechitzas, mental illness, no pants, oh my

I heard at one point that mechitzas were initially a move against the orgiastic temple rituals embraced by contemporaneous groups. Whereas others were engaged is sex rights, we prefered the shmonei esrei. Perhaps this incident was a yearning to return…

The Results Are In: Take II

Thanks to BZ for sharing his initial thoughts on the recent “Emergent” community study. I’ll start by sharing two surprises. Surprise 1: Lots of the Communities are in Places Other than NY or LA Only 40% of communities in the…