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Such a Nice Jewish Boy

So, who is this sweet kid in a nice Jewish living room? Is it (a) the newest “Jewish Jordan” (b) the guy my sister went out with last week (c) the man hired to replace Rabbi Herschel Schachter or (d)…

McPeak Strikes Back

I saw this over at Marc Ambinder’s Blog: Gen. Merrill A. “Tony” McPeak (ret.), a foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama, has responded to his critics. In 1976, then Col. McPeak published an essay in Foreign Affairs entitled “Israel: Borders…

Rebranding Israel

The government of Israel is partnering with Jewish community organizations in Toronto to improve Israel’s image and to get Canadians thinking of the country outside “the narrow prism of the Arab-Israeli conflict.”Ido Aharoni, founder of the ministry’s Brand Israel concept…

Agunot Attorney in NYC, April 10

I’m not the most knowledgable about agunot, women seeking divorce by orthodox law and unable to get it, meaning in Israel there are all sorts of civil and legal consequences, but it’s a subject that fascinates me. Haaretz and NYTimes…

Park Slope Yarmulke Theft Teen

A few blocks from where I live in Park Slope, a young Chabad Rabbi was surprised to have his kippah swiped: A New York teenager is being charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime after allegedly stealing a Wellesley…

A bunch of crackers

I am not blogging this New York Times piece so that you will read the article, although the shortage of Tam Tam crackers is certainly a crisis that will destroy us all. I’m blogging it because the comments are totally…