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Own a piece of history

For almost three decades, the National Havurah Committee has been convening Summer Institutes to catalyze grassroots Jewish life across North America. Since 1985, the Institute, like any Jewish event of note, has produced an annual T-shirt. Each T-shirt features original…

Mishegaas

Roughly half of all Brits surveyed believe that “Jew” is a swear word. BBC web editors claim that anti-Jewish conspiracy theories do not constitute objectionable speech. Guess who’s building nuclear power plants? Jakarta: “A dozen Christian men were convicted Thursday…

There is a God!

Sometimes I doubt the existence of G-d. How else can one explain Paris Hilton’s “success,” other than to declare G-d nonexistent? What just and merciful creator would allow such a lowly creature to thrive in His world? Uch. I’ve taken…

The "Status Quo" is a state of woe

According to the Jpost, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called Sunday on religious and secular cabinet ministers to reach a compromise on legislation that would expand Rabbinic Court jurisdiction in divorce cases. “Feminists,” which apparently means any women with a grain…

A family tradition

The son of a good family who stole apples from a cart did not become a thief overnight. The deed has its roots in previous generations. Perhaps his very pious grandfather hid behind the bimah of the synagogue in the…

First Jewish-Oriented Charter School

As someone with very mixed feelings about day schools, I’m always interested in hearing about creative, serious Jewish education alternatives for pre-college kids. (Anyone know the fate of the New Haven public school/Yale/Jewish studies program?) Along those lines, South Florida…