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Sacred Merger: Chrismukkah

It’s finally happened. Only 9 shopping days left until Chrismukkah! Sundown Dec 7 thru Dec 25. Celebrating the Holidays together. As Christmas and Hanukkah draw near once again, many of us are wrestling with an annual dilemma: “So, what’s it…

Is the tide turning?

Mahmoud Abbas has ordered all government operated Palestinian media outlets to terminate programming which incites hatred towards Israel., the head of Hamas has offered a 10 year truce, and the US government shoots down an Israeli request to fund separate…

Sure its kosher?

Animals rights folks protesting kosher slaughter isn’t anything new, but today’s story in the New York Times shows that in one case, protesters may be on to something: An animal-rights group released grisly undercover videotapes today showing cows in a…

Montreal Students Trayf Up Yearbook

The Globe & Mail reports, Montreal’s exclusive Lower Canada College is again in an embarrassing spot after two graduating students placed coded messages calling for death to all Jews in the school’s yearbook as a joke. The statements, in a…

Israel, Captured

The Jerusalem-based photographer Ahikam Seri is a great interpreter of contemporary Israel. Seri has shot powerful images from the second Intifada and, most recently, he created a gritty and unsentimental series on Arafat’s funeral in Ramallah.His strongest images, though, capture…

Literary Linkage

As in the story of the Jew who keeps the Sabbath and finds a gold coin on the Sabbath and does not wish to touch it and stands over it until the three stars that announce the end of the…