Monthly Archives: March 2007

Arab Lesbians Hold Haifa Conference

The New York Sun reports on a conference of Arab lesbians that was held in Haifa yesterday: Many of the attendees said they were sad that the only place safe enough to hold a conference for gay Arab women was … Read More

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Iran Still Holding Faye Turney

Faye Turney, the one female hostage in the Iran-UK standoff, who was to have been released imminently must apparently pay the price for her country's pointing out the obvious fact that Iran trespassed into Iraqi waters and then kidnapped, at … Read More

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Another Haggadah Option

Last week I offered you one alternative  Haggadah, and this week I wanted to suggest another.  Of course, the web is full of interesting sites, with links to all manner of Haggadot, but I like this one because it's really explanatory … Read More

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What Would Margaret Thatcher Do?

The (London) Times US editor Gerard Baker hits the nail on the head with his description of the current Iranian hostage crisis as 'humiliating' (via Clive Davis). It's a word I toyed with yesterday, but was too cowardly to use. … Read More

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A Shark Tale

Whale Sharks live for up to 120 years in the wild, but a recent Japanese study showed that in captivity their average lifespan is about 502 days. At the Georgia Aquarium, a whale shark died earlier this year when his … Read More

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Recipe: Duck Consommé with Matzah Balls

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 1 whole 4-pound duck 11 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon ground white pepper, plus additional to taste 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cups white wine 2 onions, diced 6 … Read More

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Recipe: Chicken Soup with Matzah Balls

Don't be afraid to try a nouveau alternative: Duck Consomme with Matzah Balls Yield: 8–10 Servings Ingredients: ¾ pound chicken parts (backs, wings, and necks) ¾ pound beef marrow bones 2 ribs celery, including leafy tops, cut into 3-inch pieces … Read More

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Iran Captive Standoff Continues

It's the end of another tense day in the case of the 15 British sailors and marines who were captured by Iranian forces on Friday. In typical British fashion Tony Blair has issued a stern if slightly understated threat to … Read More

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