Monthly Archives: June 2008

Discussing the Divine Recipe for Ezekiel 4:9 with Food For Life Breadhead Gary Torres

I was tickled when I discovered Ezekiel 4:9 in my local grocery store. Finally, two of my favorite things—contemporary religion and whole grain cereal—were combined within one scripture-clad box. With a recipe inspired by the corresponding biblical passage, Ezekiel 4:9 … Read More

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Not Helping: Golden Monkey Hindu Love Idols for Obama

Considering that religion and ethnicity are such sensitive issues in this election year, it might not help Obama to have the vocal support of an Indian politician named Brij Mohan Bhama, who will hold an eleven-day prayer for Obama’s victory … Read More

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Gali Girls are Like American Girl Dolls Gone Frum

“What do Gali Girls got that we don’t got?” asks a vaguely Barbie-ish cartoon doll. “Uh…clothes?” responds her sarcastic teddy bear friend. Thus concludes the online ad for Gali Girls, a line of frum-friendly dolls for strong, independent, Jewish girls. … Read More

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5 Jewish Wedding Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

Ah, wedding season: Weekends fill up with nuptials as our friends and relatives (and maybe even a few of us) march down the aisle and get hoisted up on chairs to wave napkins and hope they don't get dropped. Weddings … Read More

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Melanie Price

Melanie Price gets a kick out making things. She can be seen making something out of anything from plasticine and cloth, to styrofoam cups and a hot glue gun. Her weapon of choice is a pen and a brush. Melanie … Read More

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Welcome to My Neighborhood

My wife and I moved to San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood four years ago. Located on a hill at the southern end of the city, it's just about the only place in town where Palestinians, queer families, Israeli software engineers, … Read More

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Viral Video of the Day: Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg Unite the Races with ‘Medicine’

Not many people enjoy both country music and gangsta rap. The average country fan doesn't want to listen to black people complain about the ghetto, and the average rap fan doesn't want to hear some cracker-ass cracker talk about his … Read More

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How Many Atheists Does it Take to Believe in God?

A newly released survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life reveals all kinds of things we already knew—lots of American are religious, Pentecostalism is on the rise, faith and politics are closely linked—and a few fairly shocking … Read More

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