Monthly Archives: March 2008

Jewish Mythbusters: Orthodoxy is Misogynistic, Israel is Egalitarian

Orthodoxy is an easy target when we’re criticizing societies where women are treated poorly, given fewer rights, and are relegated to lives in the kitchen and nursery. Walking into an Orthodox synagogue and seeing a mechitza dividing the men and … Read More

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Hillary Clinton Uses Language Games To Scare White Voters

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton went where her campaign previously refused to go: publicly attacking Barack Obama for his membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ, first in a newspaper interview, then again in a press conference. The specific words of … Read More

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Girl Scouts Face Exactly the Same Problems as Jewish Organizations

“Defy conformity” declares a new ad for the Girl Scouts—an odd slogan for a group that requires its members to wear matching outfits. The Scouts, according to an article in today's Wall Street Journal, are floundering. Young girls no longer … Read More

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Laura Galbraith

 Originally from Miami, FL, Galbraith's work creates a mix of traditional and digital art, combining the textures of a hand-drawn line, with the bright colors and atmosphere of digital work. She uses unusual and interesting ways of combining traditional media … Read More

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Passover Vacations Are Becoming a Trend

For years Jews have proclaimed "Next year in Jerusalem" at the end of their Passover seders, but a growing trend toward Pesach travel has some Jews setting their sights on future seder destinations like Mexico, Italy, and South Africa. For … Read More

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Q & A with Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho’s novels have sold 100 million copies in 67 languages in 150 countries. In books such as The Alchemist, Coelho’s narrative engagement with questions of faith, spirituality, and identity have inspired millions. He also sits on the board of … Read More

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Clip: Run Fatboy Run

What do you get when you combine the talents of comedian Michael Ian Black (a Jew), David Schwimmer (another Jew!), Hank Azaria (a Sephardic Jew!) and Simon Pegg (not a Jew, but still funny)? You get the charming (but woefully … Read More

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Saudi King Calls For Interfaith Dialogue

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has announced plans to organize an "interfaith conference" among Jews, Muslims, and Christians. He invites "representatives of all the monotheistic religions to meet with their brothers in faith" in Saudi Arabia, in order to foster … Read More

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