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seems like a double standard

despite being a condition of “the road map,” palestinian prime minister mahmoud abbas said that he will not crack down on palestinian terror organizations such as hamas and islamic jihad out of fear that it will stir a civil war amongst the fractionalized palestinian populace. israel, on the other hand, has begun...

For Jews, Right is Wrong

The Forward reports, The White House is nurturing a cadre of Generation X Republican Jewish activists, many of them Orthodox, as part of a concerted strategy to boost Republican strength among Jewish voters — and Jewish political donors — in the run-up to the 2004 election. Oy, gevalt. My stomach is turning....

I want my MTV

Mover over Beyonce. The first 24-hour all-music television station in Israel is about to be launched. “The format of the station will be somewhere between MTV and VH1,” Amir Golan, the station’s marketing director, told the Jerusalem Post. “With MTV, they’re basically saying if you’re over 18, then move on to VH1....

Jewish Response to Cults and Missionaries

Outreach Judaism is an international organization that responds directly to the issues raised by missionaries and cults, by exploring Judaism in contradistinction to fundamentalist Christianity. It’s founder and director, Rabbi Tovia Singer, has a radio show as well. Jews for Judaism has have online brochures (in Acrobat) that you can print out,...

g-d bless progressive liberal politics

a doctoral candidate to oxford has been rejected by a university official for being israeli. in an e-mail to the student, prof. andre wilkie writes, “Thank you for contacting me, but I don’t think this would work. I have a huge problem with the way that the Israelis take the moral high...

Sex Poetry and Embodied Judaism

Last week’s Forward reports about Matthue Roth, a “post-straight” Orthodox performance poet who warns that “some of these poems may be inappropriate for children and halachic prudes.” Roth has performed with Dave Eggers in San Francisco, with legendary guitarist Carlos Santana at a benefit for Chabad and as a featured poet in...

Jewish Dates for singles and couples alike

Sick of explaining to goyim why the Jewish holidays hardly ever fall on the same date from year to year? Looking for evidence to blame the brits for enforcing the Gregorian calandar on our country? The JCAL-Jewish Calendar Software company provides a clearly outlined History and Rules of the Jewish Calendar. Other...