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Ahmadinejad in 'Der Spiegel'

by Davis Lewin I thought I’d send this unsolicited contribution. Originally from Munich, Germany – a place heavy with bitter history for our people if ever there was one – I found myself standing open-mouthed over my copy of ‘Der…

Jewschool scoops the Jewish Week

Following Jewschool’s lead, the Jewish Week has reported on lame-duck JTS chancellor Ismar Schorsch’s farewell rant. They have obtained a transcript of Schorsch’s speech, so they’ve released a few more amazing nuggets, including an attack on “the primitiveness of rap”,…

Counting Bodies

Researching Parashat B’midbar, I couldn’t help but not begin to think about this question of counting, and in particular the counting of a people through the lens of gender. The book of Numbers indeeds begins very much with numbers, and…

Progressive Face?

Before I could respond to Philip Weiss’ latest post on the dwindling progressive Jewish face in national politics, Matt Stoller on myDD joined in on this conversation about the face of Jewish national politics with the resounding call that “AIPAC…

Lost My Place

Check out Jewschool contributor Matthue Roth and our good friend Mat Tonti’s latest comic, “Lost My Place”, as featured in this month’s World Jewish Digest.

Palestinian Art

It is not every day you will find a recent former yu boy publishing on Arab American News. Today it is art enthiusiast Menchem Wecker who reviews Gannit Ankori’s new book “Palestinian Art.” Ankori is a Jewish professor of art…

Sex Drive Gene

Leave it to the Israelis. Live Science reports that scientists at Hebrew University have discovered the “sex drive” gene which may change the way scientists and psychologists view sexuality. The researchers found that individual differences in human sexual desire can…