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Big Post of Jewish Conspiracies

This is not a post about Facebook’s latest redesign. However, thanks to the redesign, last Thursday I noticed my “highlights” column announced that four of my friends had joined a group called “Young Jewish Leaders.” I thought to myself, “Hey,…

Religious Conversations

This sort of thing seems to happen to me fairly regularly. I’ll be walking down the street, taking a taxi, on the bus, or crossing the border, and will be questioned about my religious practices. The comments usually stem from…

This Is One Of Those Moments

It’s hard to believe that in 2009 there are still important films that are only just making their DVD debuts, but such is the case with Yentl. I’m not sure what the hold-up was, but the film has finally gone…

Shlosha mi yodea–Who knows three?

And this from the Forward… The Passover Family Pack, which for $39.99 buys you two haggadot, a seder plate and a kiddush cup, is a messianic Haggadah which critics say is more of a disguised attempt at missionary work than…

What's Wrong With This List?

As we reported last week, a group of 25 large Conservative synagogues calling themselves HaYom: The Coalition for the Transformation of Conservative Judaism has formed to pressure the USCJ [the congregational arm of the movement] into becoming a “synagogue organization…

Sarah Silverman: "I'm good for the Jews"

This is a couple weeks old; sorry if it’s been posted everywhere already, I know that’s uncouth. For more cerebral conversations, TPM TV has interviews with Eric Alterman, Michelle Goldberg and Jeremy Ben-Ami after last week’s panel discussion.

E1: End of the Two State Solution?

From today’s Ha’aretz: Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a secret deal with Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman for highly contentious construction on West Bank land known as E1, Army Radio reported Wednesday. While this might not seem like major…