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NY Press Reader Reams Nadler

From this week’s NY Press letters section: I am outraged. How could the insufferable Jerry Nadler not make the list (“50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers,” 3/31)? What a bloviating hypocrite. I watch ole Jerry moaning about every oppressed group in…

Next Year in Warsaw!

Adam Shatz, The Nation‘s literary editor, has published a somewhat provocative and thought-provoking essay titled “In Praise of Diasporism, or, Three Cheers for Irving Berlin” which is actually an excerpt from the introduction to his new book “Prophets Outcast: A…

LGF Gets Back What It Dishes Out

Recently there has been a renewed round of criticism from all across the blogosphere directed towards the immensely popular war blog Little Green Footballs (LGF). Such popular sites as Metafilter, Daily Kos, and Winds of Change have led the charge…

Killing the Messenger

The Jewish Week is reporting that Rabbi Paul Joseph of Temple Emanuel in Lynbrook, L.I. may have been fired from his job for criticizing Israel’s and America’s current direction in a sermon. In the article, the Rabbi is quoted as…

The Gun and the Olive Branch

Rabbi Ascherman describes the settlers at Mitzpeh Yitzar as ”fanatical and violent”. [He] found it disturbing that the children of the original wave of settlers were more violent and hard-line than their parent’s generation. ”It’s very sad, the fist wave…