Monthly Archives: April 2009

Smells Like a Jew

February 08, 2009               Man on a Tel Aviv street (Mor Levy)  I’m in the car, and we’re travelling along, Zahi, Karim and me, up to Yafa cafe. We’ve just been to a solidarity … Read More

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This Week in Celebrity Spirituality

"I believe in karma. When someone does something wrong, you don’t have to get them back. When someone does something wrong, you don’t have to get them back. Everything right will return the favor for you." – Terrence Howard, discussing … Read More

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Thank You for Being a Friend, Bea Arthur, z”l

Bea Arthur passed away today at the age of 86 from cancer. The Jewish Women’s Archive has an incisive write up on Bea’s life, written by Kirsten Fermaglich, although I must admit, I’m not sure why she keeps putting strong … Read More

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Benedictus

The reading and discussion of Benedictus, by Israeli playwright Motti Lerner, was an appropriate highlight of Staging the Middle East , a conference held at the University of California, Riverside in April. Produced collaboratively by an international ensemble, Benedictus imagines … Read More

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Illness as Metaphor

Over the course of this blog, I’ve documented, all too well, my penchant for overcommitment. But while I fully admit that, yes, most of the hectic pace of my life is my own fault—no, I didn’t really need to agree … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Prison Torture Pictures to be Released; Leno Ill, Cancels Taping; No Crackberry for Obama

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A deadly epidemic of swine flu, most often caused by contact with pigs, has claimed the lives of at least 60 in Mexico since mid-March. Some schools have been shut down as a result of … Read More

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Eating Well For A Good Cause: The Brooklyn Food Conference

I really love it when my boyfriend gets excited about a meal.  He stops, breathes in. “Oh,” he says quietly, “oh, wow” a little louder.  That usually makes me pause.  “Oh this is amazing,” his eyes go wide and a … Read More

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Iran’s Drive for Nuclear Weapons

A quick plug for a new video for AJC on Iran’s nuclear ambitions which I’ve written and directed for AJC. You can watch it on YouTube here. Note that it’s not just George W. Bush’s image which gets burned on … Read More

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