“Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. ‘Patriotism’ is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by ‘patriotism’ I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one’s own nation, which is the […]
While we’re in the spirit of posting casting calls (see Danya’s “motivational speaker” post below), I came across this earlier on Jewish Blogmeister: VH1 SPEED DATING SEGMENT TITLED: ”TOTALLY AWESOMELY JEWISH” Wednesday Oct 19 2005 – 7 pm to – 10:45 pm JOIN VH1 AND ACTRESS ANDREA ROSEN AT SHOSHANNA’S MATCHES JEWISH SINGLES SPEED DATING […]
Last year A.J. Jacobs, the hilarious writer from Esquire Magazine, gave us The Know-it-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World in which he spent a year reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. Now for his follow up, the New York Post reports, Jacobs (a descendant of the Vilna Gaon) will […]
Welp… I didn’t want to have to punt her. After all the flack I’d been given repeatedly about not having enough right-wing voices on the site, I said, WTF, why not add my sister to the blog crew? Yeah, she’s a hariedi Kachnik. Not what you’d call representative of mainstream right-wing views, but definitely representative […]
The Guardian reports, Months after Ariel Sharon announced his dramatic plan to pull Jewish settlers out of Gaza, portraying it as a sacrifice for peace, the government is grabbing more land for West Bank settlements. Israeli peace groups and Palestinian officials say thousands of homes are under construction in the main settlements, in addition to […]
The JTA writes, Common wisdom has it that Jewish students are facing a deep crisis as college campuses across the United States burn with anti-Israel fervor. Certainly there has been an outpouring of anti-Israel agitation at many campuses since the Palestinian intifada began in September 2000. Faculty, especially in the field of Middle Eastern studies, […]
At this time of year, people often make charitable donations. There are many wonderful Jewish social justice organizations covering a spectrum of issues that are worth supporting this season!