Monthly Archives: October 2007

Halloween: Tis Better To Give?

There's a lot of talk about whether or not we, as Jews, should be celebrating Halloween. There's the we-shouldn't-celebrate-nonJewish-holidays camp and the it-has-Christian-and/or-Pagan-roots camp and the who-cares-it's-fun-it's-not-hurting-anything-to-dress-up camp. I can understand these different schools of thought, and maybe a few … Read More

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YouTube’s Top Psychics

Sylvia Browne Any psychic who’s been indicted for grand larceny and is a reoccurring guest on the Montel Williams Show is no winner in our book. She doesn’t listen to the people who come to her readings, she’s arrogant, and … Read More

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Homeland Security Says No To Goth

Unless you exist in a rather specialized sector of fiendish and batty darkwavers, you probably haven't ever heard of Das Ich. But in the spirit of the holiday, and in the interest of keeping the conversation on Homeland Security kicking … Read More

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Communicating with the Dead

Most people my age would take a trip to a village ruled by fortunetellers for its ironic value, but when I pulled up to the spiritualist community of Lily Dale, New York, I genuinely believed I would reach the ghost … Read More

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In Further Defense of “Islamofascism”

My co-blogger Ali Eteraz has published a thoughtful critique to my post in defense of the word "Islamofascism" to describe the Islamic fascist enemy. But he does not provide much in the way of argument to oppose the use of … Read More

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Alina and Jeff Bliumis

Alina and Jeff Bliumis are multidisciplinary artists, living and working in NYC, both originally from the former Soviet Union. The team often reflects on their own experiences and develops subjects dealing with migration, social developments and cultural engineering. Their work … Read More

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How Decisions In This Country Really Get Made: Over Skype

Michael Weiss 10/31/07 11:56 AM i think im voting for hillary. the more the other dems pick on her, the more i want her to win izzygrinspan 10/31/07 11:57 AM my landlord — who literally watches CNN from 7 AM … Read More

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The Arrival of the King of Saud

They came in their hundreds. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is in Britain to pay a visit on Her Majesty, and he ain't travelling incognito. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques showed up at Heathrow yesterday in five – count … Read More

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