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a cordial invitation

We Salute Israel’s 55th Birthday The American Israel Heart with Heart Benefit Invite you to a special benefit to the Ray of Light, founded by the mother of the wounded Dalia Shatz, an organization developed to helping the hundreds and thousands of young disabled and wounded Israeli victims of terror. Thursday, June...

Could Ozzy Osbourne be donating money to your shul?

From the stranger-than-fiction department comes this little nugget. It turns out that Ozzy Osbourne’s father-in-law (who is Jewish) has bailed out a Manchester, England synagogue from financial straits. The Manchester Jewish Telegraph reported last week that Harry Levy, Sharon Osbourne’s father, donated more than $6,000 to the Higher Crumpsall/Higher Broughton Synagogue after...

Playing Bingo in LA will work against the Peace Process

An organization called the Coalition for Justice in Hawaiian Gardens and Jerusalem uncovers the mission of Hawaiian Gardens, CA, a tiny one mile by one mile town, the smallest in California. It is this town’s dingy run down bingo hall whose games’ profits go to building Israeli developments on Arab land that...

get your simcha on

hava nagilah vs. dj assault vs. some new wave shizz i can’t place c/o the inimitable princess superstar (once interviewed by yours truly) … not appropriate for the more observant

Jewish Response to Homelessness

Recently, my friend Ari responded to an email written to the leaders of a local upper west side minyan regarding a local homeless man named Yosef who was reaching out for help from the Jewish community. (see “comments” for original email) This was his response: As many of you do, I imagine,...

Good Coverage

BitterLemons.org is assembling some pretty interesting coverage of the Middle East conflict, for those who need a more nuanced approach than what the news offers.