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May 1 and Jewish Immigrants

As tomorrow, May 1, marks the National Day of Action–“a day without immigrants”, a national boycott to demonstrate the economic impact of immigrants in this country, immigrant rights groups are calling for support through various methods, including boycotting work, school…

America and the World Are Safer

WaPo reports, The number of terrorist attacks worldwide increased nearly fourfold in 2005 to 11,111, with strikes in Iraq accounting for 30 percent of the total, according to statistics released by U.S. counterterrorism officials yesterday. […] Unlike those of previous…

Me'avdut L'cherut

This is a few days old, but it’s too juicy to pass up. Hella Winston, author of Unchosen : The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels, reminisces about a Seder with a former Hasid who compared the liberation from Egyptian bondage…

Multifaith Mishegaas

Best. Headline. Ever. ‘Jesus with erection’ ignites outrage. Big love, Mitt Romney style. Ever wonder, why are atheists so angry? Christian marketing goes mainstream. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

In Cat State at Pianos

One of the many great pleasures of New York City is the accessibility of great live music, sometimes in unassuming places.  Pianos, of course, is hardly unassuming. It is a hipster stronghold on the Lower East Side.  But don’t hold…

Photographic Shas

Joshua Foer wrote an article in Slate about Ms. Kaavya Viswanathan’s newest explanation of plagarism. Apparently, she claimed in today’s New York Times, she has a photographic memory. Right, of course. She was writing, and she got confused between the…