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Your Politics Might Be Genetic

A curious piece in Haaretz: Apparently, some scientists have researched the link between genetics and liberal politics. If you have this gene, and also were a particularly social person in childhood and adolescence, you might have voted for Obama or…

Please Dont Bomb My Shul

Of late, for a variety of reasons, I haven’t gone to my Chicago shul much. Between indie-minyans and leading services for the Jewish elderly, there’s not been much occasion for me to enter the institutions into which I purportedly refuse…

Jewish Community Zeroes

If you’re not bored with it by now, if against all odds, you’re still following developments in the Jewish Community Heroes campaign from the Jewish Federations of North America, you may have noticed that none of the finalists are women.…

Help me get money

Remember that time when I said rich people should give me money so I can continue my Jewish education. It turns out that anyone, regardless of how much money they have, can help me out with this. I applied for…