Monthly Archives: November 2009

Real Talk Parsha: Toldot

And this week we have the parsha on the forefather with the worst PR agent in the history of the Bible. Not only does Isaac only squeeze out just one section, but his spotlight gets stolen halfway through by Jacob … Read More

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D.C. Catholics Use Poor Kids as Pawns in Power Play

“The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn’t change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of … Read More

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Shlubby Is Sexy: ‘Nice Jewish Guys’ Calendar Creator Adam Cohen

Last year, Los Angeleno Adam Cohen created the Nice Jewish Guys calendar. Now that the 2010 calendar is available, he found time to speak to Jewcy about Jewish stereotypes, international fanmail, and why you shouldn’t discount the nice guys. So, … Read More

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What Do Half-Jewish People Want from the Jewish Establishment?

Many Jewish groups are tired of listening to me badger them — by email, listserv, message board, phone, and carrier pigeon — for specific outreach to adult children and grandchildren of intermarriage. Some of them wish I and the Half-Jewish … Read More

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PSA: There Are Antisemitic Stickers in Brooklyn

A friend brought it to my attention that NewYorkShitty has been keeping track of the growing number of anti-Semitic stickers popping up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Looks like a company called TightRope is responsible for the sticker; though, it’s hard to … Read More

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“UM Schmum,” Or: The UN? Who Needs It? (Part One)

Imagine it — thousands of protesters in the streets of South Africa chanting ‘Death to Israel’, screaming ‘Israel is Apartheid,’ people holding signs with a star of David, an equal sign and a swastika. Signs read ‘Hitler was Right’, others … Read More

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How Do You “Love Israel”?

What does it mean to be ‘pro-Israel’ within the context of liberal Jewish thought?  This is one of the most complex and frustrating questions that has dogged me since my return from the recent J Street conference.  When this topic … Read More

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The Jews of Tijuana (Part Two)

On the following Shabbat morning, our tale resumes at the Congregacion Hebrea de Baja California, the shul of Rabbi Carlos Salas. I was ferried across town by Benjamin Camacho-Mora, and his son Abraham, a member of Rabbi Salas’ congregation. On … Read More

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