Monthly Archives: September 2006

Lowering the Brow: The Tricky Thing About Hillary

It’s amazing to me how The Atlantic always manages to get exactly one issue ahead of the news cycle. When Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in Iraq in June, it was the July cover that boasted his profile (albeit a … Read More

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Yom Kippur vs. Lebowski Fest

Sure, sure, Yom Kippur's on Monday. Gotta keep our game face on. Gotta atone. But just as Catholics prepare for Lent by reveling on Fat Tuesday, perhaps this year we New Jews can prepare ourselves for the self-flagellation of Yom … Read More

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Today’s Jewcy

The Jewcer More radicals: Joey has set up an interactive forum inviting more profiles. I’ve posted one of Spinoza – probably in my (invariable) top-five fantasy dinner party invitees. [Who are the Radicals of the Jewish World?: Jewcy Forums] If … Read More

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Quote of the Day: On “Gonzo Judaism”

From Rabbi Niles Goldstein, founding rabbi of The New Shul in Manhattan, in his new book Gonzo Judaism. Who in their right mind would want to be part of a religious community whose motto, based on its past behavior, might … Read More

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Dating Blogger Emily: Entry 3

The Creepy OB/GYN I could totally be a Rabbi’s wife and after that first shockingly clever, sweet and almost perfect first e-mail, from Rabbi-in-Training (R.I.T), I was ready to get hitched and host my first sisterhood brunch. Naturally, I re-read … Read More

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Today’s Jewcy

The Jewcer Save Darfur: Missed the big Save Darfur Rally on September 17? Help us keep the pressure on the UN by joining us on September 30 at the Ansonia Boardwalk in Ansonia, Connecticut for a follow-up demo. Check here … Read More

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Speaking of Israelis

Wow, they really ARE pricks.  

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Rabbinical School Confidential: “New Year Resolutions”

"The rabbi owes to his people not only his industry but his judgment, and he betrays instead of serves them if he sacrifices it to their opinion; a rabbi who asks only whether a thing is popular or unpopular instead … Read More

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