Monthly Archives: November 2006

Baker Report: Nothing New Here

The "realists" sound like idealists mugged by reality: “I think everyone felt good about where we ended up,” one person involved in the commission’s debates said after the group ended its meeting. “It is neither ‘cut and run’ nor ‘stay … Read More

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Double Half-Life

They just don't make Le Carre-like international men of mystery like they used to. When 33,000 British Airways passengers are on mild alert for radiation poisoning, you begin to wonder if one outspoken critic of the Kremlin was worth all … Read More

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EXODUS: sexist, racist, softcore porn

I thought I’d take a minute today to mention one of the worst things that ever happened to Judaism (and Israel)—the publication of the disgusting  book EXODUS, by Leon Uris.   Despite being horrendously offensive on a million levels (including a … Read More

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Day 2 (Shneer): Is Zionism Still Relevant to the American Jew?

From: David Shneer To: Stefan Kanfer Subject: 100 Years-Old and Aging Fast… Dear Stefan: I had trouble with your letter to me, but I suppose that's the point of this dialogue. Let’s start with your opening, which has nothing to … Read More

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Can you spell C-R-A-P?

Okay, I’m not sure that this qualifies as “faith” hacking.  And I realize that in posting this, I’m entering the mommy-ghetto forever.  But I’m an honest person, and I have to admit that I got really excited about these stupid … Read More

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Queer Tribalism

It wasn’t until my girlfriend and I were scanning the catalogs of sperm banks that I became aware of my Jewish identity. Suddenly it mattered, the fact that I was Jewish and my girlfriend was Jewish, and—most importantly—that the sperm … Read More

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Putin Seen Buying Yellowcake at Nobu

"In yet another new menacing twist" will be the perma-clause until my headline for this post actually does come to pass. Aircrafts bound from London to Moscow, were found to have traces of Polonium 210, the radioactive isotope what done … Read More

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Spare Us The Cutter

Ian McCullough's hair has got it all over Bono's, even though the video for Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Cutter" — see the lung-filling alpine landscapes! — seems tre U2ish. What decidedly does not, however, is the rest of the … Read More

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