Monthly Archives: May 2007

Joy Division: The Movie

You can thank me later.

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Last Woman Standing

Who knew that nearly 2 years after Israel pulled up stakes in that troublesome stretch of land, leaving Palestinians to their own misery, that any Jews continue to live in the Gaza Strip? It turns out that there is one … Read More

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Atheism Sells

I feel about atheists the way I feel about people who wear leggings. I disagree with their choices, but it doesn’t keep me up at night. Apparently, though, atheists these days don’t feel the same way about me, and their … Read More

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Why Are Comment Threads Full of Sociopathic Drivel, and What Can We Do About It?

Scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment. Once you submit it, what you write will remain on the site forever—unless we decide that it goes too far beyond the bounds of acceptable speech. But what does … Read More

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Burning Down the House

One of the more curious aspects of American culture is the way oppressed groups co-opt the words once used to denigrate them, turning them into accepted language within their own culture. Desensitization is a powerful coping tool, though what never … Read More

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Al Qaeda Also Fed Up With Ground Zero Construction Delays

I never thought The Onion would translate so well off the page:

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I’ll Take Maimonides Over Peter Singer

Mik Moore is the editor of, a project of Jewish Funds for Justice. This is his first contribution to the Daily Shvitz. Earlier this week, I sat down for lunch with several co-workers to talk about our personal philanthropy. … Read More

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Free Haleh!

This site dedicated to the jailed Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari features statements from her husband and daughter, the text of a Congressional resolution calling for her release, as well as information about Kian Tajbakhsh, another person whose mind the Iranian … Read More

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