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Lefty birthright Trip, Redux

You might’ve noticed Joseph’s post about The UPZ’s upcoming birthright trip has been removed. This was at The UPZ’s request. It caused something of a disturbance between them, Israel Experts (the trip provider), and birthright israel, so I’d just like…

Israel Unveils “Big Brother” Unit

A7 reports, The cabinet has approved the establishment of a special unit to combat incitement and public disruptions in protest of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan. […] The government decision stipulates that the unit will be responsible for, “legal…

Dollar Yomi

AP: A new approch to adult kiruv has one midwest synagogue paying $150 to atendees of their “Learn, Earn, and Lead” program. Don’t expect to see this kind of thing anytime soon at the Hineni center.

Funky Chicken Warning

Consumer Reports‘ March 2005 issue warns that some Empire Kosher chicken may be contaminated with Listeria, leading to listeriosis, a potentially serious or fatal illness. The scoop: 5,760 pounds of chicken products made from Aug. 10, 2004, to Dec. 5,…

Shaping The Discourse

My friend’s younger brother is here on a Young Judea trip, with Shalem specifically — the program for Orthodox high school grads. Recently they met with David Olesker, the founder and director of the Jerusalem Center for Communications and Advocacy…

The Origins of Terror

Arutz Sheva reports, A Saudi Arabia cleric recently told Americans at a counterterrorism conference that Jews were the first people in the world to use terrorism. Jewish Democrats have roundly criticized the Bush administration for having sent representatives to the…