Monthly Archives: April 2009

Happy Belated 61st, Israel

Yesterday, Israel celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut, Independence Day. Across the country, people gathered in celebration. There was singing, dancing, drinking (this may very well have preceded the singing and dancing), fire-works, and everyone’s favorite Israeli musicians. It was a time to … Read More

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Enemies

April 18, 2009                 Demonstrators, Ministry of Defence, Tel Aviv I almost felt sorry for the security man. Only at the end that is, as I boarded the plane and walked down the … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: No Race Gap in Election, Kenyan Sex-Starvation, and Middle School Murderer

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: In an attempted attack on a bus carrying the Queen of the Netherlands, a driver drove his speeding vehicle into the crowd at the royal parade, killing four in the crowd. Vice President … Read More

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Swine Flu Xenophobia: Not Kosher

In the course of just a few days, incidents of swine flu have been reported from as far away as New Zealand, and as close as a few blocks from my Manhattan apartment.  The WHO is warning of an international … Read More

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Yom HaZikaron: On Memory

Is a memory something you have or something you’ve lost? Read More

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Angetevka

There’s a big hole in my bathroom ceiling.  The carpenter punched through it to determine whether the beams can support my husband’s latest building project – a little terrace.     I was never a builder – I was more of … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Israel Turns 61, Swine Flu Toll Rises, and Lucky Lotto Winner Sweeps

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Happy 61st, Israel! The nation (and Jews across the world) are celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day! Swine Flu continues to wreak havoc as known cases hit 10 states and Europe. … Read More

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Social Change, Every Which Way

I recently returned from a whirlwind, thirty-two hour tour of LA, during which I spoke with students and faculty of Hebrew Union College and of the American Jewish University, with alumni of the Progressive Jewish Alliance’s Jeremiah Fellows program, and … Read More

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