Category Archives: Religion

Wednesday briefs

CVS goes nonsmoking: CVS is going to stop selling cigarettes in October, which will lose them about $2 billion in revenue. The cynic in me says they’re doing it for publicity, but the tiny part of me that is not … Continue reading

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This is why I like the new Pope

He invited a dozen Argentinian rabbis, and made sure they had a nice selection of kosher food. The kashered a Vatican kitchen specifically for the rabbis. For just one day, the kitchen of the Vatican hotel where Pope Francis lives … Continue reading

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Tiger Moron

“Tiger Mom” Amy Chua is successfully trolling for book sales again. Her new thesis is that some “cultures” are just better than others. Because anecdotes. These groups — “cultural,” mind you, never “ethnic” or “racial” or “religious” — all possess, … Continue reading

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Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah

So happy Hanukkah to my Jewish readers, friends, and family. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It’s also the second night of Hanukkah. And that’s about all the relation is to the two holidays. SO tired of that word that puts the two … Continue reading

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It’s not feminism that’s killing the Jewish Conservative movement

Avi Woolf went on an anti-feminist rant that has nothing to do with Conservative Judaism, but hey–he gets in a lot of cracks about feminists and pretends he knows something about Conservative Judaism while he’s at it. And yet, I … Continue reading

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Tuesday briefs

Spying and lying: Israel caught an Iranian spy. It’s a huge thing, but look at the way NBC downplays Israel’s authenticity by using the weasel words “alleges” and “was said to be”. This, on an article that shows the pictures … Continue reading

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Monday briefs

Yeah, eff you all for this: Russia refuses to give Chabad the library that used to belong to Rabbi Schneerson. America is actually sending Jewish artifacts back to Iraq–where there are no more Jews–instead of to Israel, where most of … Continue reading

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One last post before the fast

It’s completely irreverent, and perfectly timed for Yom Kippur. From the Algemeiner, which wouldn’t let me get the embed code.

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G’mar chatima tova

I have nothing extra for you all today. May you have a meaningful holiday and an easy fast, and may you be inscribed in the Book for a good year.

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L’shana tovah

A sweet, happy, and healthy new year to all of my Jewish friends, family, and readers. And, still stealing from Lair Simon: Don’t forget to start writing 5774 on your checks.

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