Monthly Archives: April 2008

The New Jew Canon: The Black Atlantic

  The New Jew Canon is a long-term project that seeks to canonize essential Jewish (and some Non-Jewish) reads as recommended by extraordinary rabbis, experts, and cultural leaders. Suggestions are welcome via comments or email. Title: The Black Atlantic Author: … Read More

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The Linguistic Front Of The War On Terror

In the global discussion about Islam, words matter. The US government apparently agrees, and has begun a review of some of the words that it had been using since 2001. The AP reports that "Federal agencies, including the State Department, … Read More

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Must Have: Y-Love’s This is Babylon

Put down the Matisyahu and pick up the Y-Love. "This is Babylon," the new album from Hasidic emcee Y-Love (AKA Yitz Jordan), seamlessly blends rhymes in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, and even Aramaic, all the while mixing sounds and beats … Read More

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Jews in the News, a Weekly Roundup

In one last round of Passover-related news, a 27-year-old yeshiva student in Israel went into a supermarket and got totally undressed, save for a sock on his cock. He was protesting the recent Israeli ruling that allows chametz to be … Read More

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Grandmas Patrolling Israel’s Checkpoints

Any effective Israeli checkpoint guard must have the following defining characteristics: Fearlessness Stubbornness Nosiness Chutzpa Sound like your Jewish grandmother? Well, that’s what the ladies over at Machsom Watch thought too. Upset about the current state and management of Israeli … Read More

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The Shocking Truth About Obama Revealed

Reductio creep in action: Last week, Barack Obama shrugged off the freak show debate in Philadelphia with a panache unprecedented in modern electoral history, proving that yes we can elect a president who isn't hopelessly out of touch with contemporary … Read More

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Tropic of Implausibility

Everything that has come out of the Judd Apatow comedy industrial complex is a variation on the theme of romantic implausibility. A sexually inexperienced man-child who collects action figures will win the heart of a lissome granny (The 40 Year-Old … Read More

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Jewish Mythbusters: Jews Ate Matzo on Their Way Out of Egypt

Kosher for Passover matzo must be made in 18 minutes or less, from start to finish. The result is the basic matzah you know and either love or hate—flat, dry, and reminiscent of cardboard. Shmurah matzah, or matzah that has … Read More

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