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Why should she quit now?

Having helped master the art of cashing in on Kabbalah, the material girl herself, Madonna—recently depicted wrapping tefillin in a music video*—is now writing Kabbalistic children’s books. “Now I’m starting to read to my son, but I couldn’t believe how vapid and vacant and empty all the stories were,” said the singer....

Prominent Jewish Educator Arrested

One month after delivering a speech at a Harvard Square church on reconciliation in the Middle East, Jewish educator Martin Federman is facing charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct at a synagogue where the Rev. Pat Robertson was speaking about his support for Israel. Federman, cochairman of Visions of Peace with Justice...

JewsReunited.com: “The Site that can turn back time”

A collaboration of both United Jewish Israel Appeal and TotallyJewish.com, Jewsreunited.com, a site operated out of the UK, aims to serve as a meeting point for reconnecting with your Jewish buddies from Hebrew school, synagogue, university, Israel trips, and more. Unfortunately, when I tried to join, there was a severe lack of...

Chag Sameach To All My Yiddishe Ashkeneegroze

A gut yomtov to you and yours from all of us at Jew*School. Need to spice up your seder? Check out Bang It Out’s 2003 Seder Sidekick, a Haggadah supplement which offers outrageously decadent humor, as well as sincerely provoking Rabbinic insight into the seder’s meaning. Hell, at least it’s more appropriate...

And now a word from the Anti-Zionist front…in western Canada…

The Palestinian Canadian Student Society at the University of Calgary hosted a panel discussion between Anti-Zionist Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta International and paramedic Shane Dabrowski (who worked in Jenin this past year as a volunteer with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society). Check out the apparent typo of “Toran” instead...

Going once, going twice

Internet auction site eBay is getting itself into murky waters again. Earlier this month eBay was under fire again for selling soap from Auschwitz. The Polish seller, who claims that the only other known Auschwitz soap is on display at the Holocaust museum on the site of the concentration camp, asks eBay...

So much for your “All Arabs are Terrorists” theory

A group of Kalishnikov-bearing Iraqi Muslims came to the aid of Baghdad’s Jewish community last night when a group of marauders attempted to loot the local JCC. Of the incident, Ibrahim Mohamad, one of the Muslim defenders said, “The Jews have always lived here, in this house, and it is only normal...

Sharon speaks in support of Iraq invasion

“The move carried out in Iraq…brings with it a prospect of great changes.” Vaguely pretending to be in favor of peace with Arabs, Ariel Sharon speaks in the context of the war in Iraq after the fall of Saddam’s regime, “eventually there will be a Palestinian state” as well as his support...

Build a Sustainable Medical Clinic in the Northern Negev

Bustan L’shalom is looking for volunteers to help build a solar-powered, straw-bale medical clinic in Wadi el Na’am, to provide temporary medical assistance for 4,000 el-Azazme Bedouin who live 2km away from Israel’s toxic waste incinerator. If you’re in ha’aretz, they sure could use your help — or you could just send...