Monthly Archives: December 2006

Polytheism is stupid and ignorant. And also, we’re all brothers.

The Revealer recently  tipped me off to the Washington Post’s “conversation on religion.”  And in one segment, Steve Prothero tackles the idea that we are “all” children of Abraham.  Which is, of course, completely untrue.  And an obnoxious thing to … Read More

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“Hanukkah lights”: last post mentioning the holiday season… I swear!

The other day, a friend asked me about the new tradition Jews are adopting of putting up “Hanukkah lights”.   “I mean, is it okay if you only use blue and white lights” she asked me.  “Since blue and white are … Read More

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Subterranean Homeland Blues

Do you remember the first time you felt Jewish anger? Not the inchoate, pre-adolescent, Patrick-Malone-called-me-a-kike-on-the-playground-rage—which is anger, certainly, but it is anger directed against some dipshit-junior-varsity pogromist with bad teeth who you knew, even then you knew, would grow up … Read More

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Americans Love/Hate Bush

The AP announced their "Top Bad-Guy" list of 2006, as determined by Americans: 25 percent of adults in the United States believe that President George W. Bush is 2006's "villain of the year", far outdistancing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden … Read More

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Is The Styles Section Trying To Fuck With Us?

Hells yeah, it’s all coming together today. The front page of Thursday Styles brings it on home in the lead story about chain-boutique owner Stefani Greenfield, her business partner Uzi Ben-Abraham, and their ideal customer, Tarynne Goldenberg! (Love the double-“n” … Read More

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Cate Blanchett Likes To Talk About Herself

When I read the article on Cate Blanchett acting alongside Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and Heath Ledger as one of the many personas of Bob Dylan in the new Dylan biopic, I immediately defaulted to that "Sesame Street" song, Who … Read More

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Why Shallow American Jewry Is An Epidemic

Last week, both Elisa and myself heatedly posted on the Cindy Chupack NT Times op-ed about her love affair with Christmas and embracing different cultures when it suits her material needs. This week, Rabbi Yisroel Gordon attempts to explain what … Read More

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German Director Does Holocaust Satire

German film producer Dani Levy is pulling a Mel Brooks. On January 11, his film, a comedy entitled, "Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" will be released in Germany. The fictitious comedy follows Hitler's descent in 1944 … Read More

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