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Response to H'zon

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) I hope everyone had a great New Year of the Trees! Several days ago, the Jewish environmental organization H’zon put up (and sent to their email list) a blog post defending their practice of incorrectly referring…

January Madness results!

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) The final Knesset election results are in! (This guide may help if you can’t remember which party is which.) Likud Beiteinu 31 Yesh Atid 19 Labor 15 Habayit Hayehudi (The Jewish Home) 12 Shas 11 United…

Thanksgivukkah FAQ

(Crossposted to Jewschool.) As many of you know by now, November 28, 2013, will be both (American) Thanksgiving and the 1st day of Chanukah! The possibilities are endless: deep-fried turkey; latkes with cranberry sauce and gravy; pumpkin sufganiot; I’m sure…

USCJ is described as declining because it is

Rabbi Steven Wernick, the top professional at USCJ, recently wrote an op-ed, Re-engineered United Synagogue has made great strides. This was a response to JTA article $5 million budget hole is latest woe for Conservative synagogue group. Rabbi Wernick complains…