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SCOTUS: Bush not infallable.

FINALLY! Washington – The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees. The ruling, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies, was written by Justice…

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Me and travelling companion/Jewish hottie Bill Selig have decided to give our trip to Israel some purpose and have begun a photo essay that we know will touch you all deep inside, in that special place that only NFTY/USY/BBYO/ARTZA/Congregation Beth…

Rally in September

Following up on the D.C. rally in April, there will be another Israel Day parade Save Darfur rally in New York this September in order to save on commuting costs and time take the message to the U.N. And don’t…

Edah Exits

Edah, an organization attempting to infuse energy into the Orthodox Left, is closing up shop. While financial problems are being cited in part for their decision, Jewish movements in our day and age do not generally close because of financial problems only,…

Israel's First Charedi President?

The pundits in Israel and New York just can’t stop talking. Former Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi HaRav R’ Yisra’el Meir Lau may be next in line to take over Moshe Katzav’s largely ceremonial office as President of Israel. On June 6…

Arlen Specter vs. Emperor Bush

I just heard this on NPR and nearly lost it. Of late, George W. Bush has taken up a lovely little hobby of issuing colorful bill-signing statements to laws passed by Congress that limit his own power. Basically, he writes…

The Pittsburgh Platform reloaded

Over at Mah Rabu, I’ve written a post defending the 1885 Pittsburgh Platform, founding document of Classical Reform in the US, from my not-so-Classical perspective. I’m not going to cross-post it here, because it’s too long and rambling, but if…

Heebster News

Jewschool’s own made it big this week. I remember when Lilit was an intern at Heeb Magazine. But that was then.  Today, she is gracing the pages of Newsweek with her byline in her story, “Beliefwatch: God’s Girls.” And in other Heebster news,…

There we were all in one place

A lot of us Jewschool readers are involved with all sorts of grassroots Jewish communities around the world. How cool would it be if all of these communities could get together somewhere? That’s happening this August at the National Havurah…