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Che Herzl Reconsidered

Wanna “Che Herzl” T-shirt? Just surf your way over to Jewlicious and you’ll find it along with all kinds of other swag designed especially for those aspiring to be the coolest of the cool Jews. Yep, I did a double…

Tabling Under Duress

Chanel Dubofsky This week I am embarking on one of the most awkward aspects of my job- tabling for Birthright. At its worst, I feel like a kid wandering around the cafeteria, wondering where to sit, and at its best,…

Synagogues and LGBT Jews

A survey, co-authored by Caryn Aviv (of Mosaic and the University of Denver) and Steven M. Cohen (of Jewschool fame) found that “[f]ew synagogues actively welcome gay and lesbian Jews.” width=”180″ align=”right” />The new transdenominational synagogue survey on LGBT inclusion…

On "Bible, yoga, and Youtube"

With LimmudLA as the jumping off point, Get Religion has waded into the Jewish culture scene, by asking if Michelle Citrin’s “Rosh Hashanah Girl” video counts as “CJM, ‘Contemporary Jewish Music.'” The author’s missed the point so many times in…

Reform's New Head Rav

Some Rabbi news of note: The CCAR will install Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus of Homewood, IL as their new president at its 120th convention in Jerusalem next week. A few notable significances here: Out here in Chicago-land, we’re kvelling that…

Dancing Around Bashir

“Waltz With Bashir” has been racking up the prizes. In addition to a slew of international awards, it was awarded Best Picture by the National Society of Film Ciritics, Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes, and it seems to…