Monthly Archives: October 2011

Early Entries Into The “Mensch Of The Year” Awards For 5772

We’re a few days into the new year,and already three guys have thrown their hats into the ring for the “Mensch of the Year” award that we will be presenting in about 350 days or so in a non-ceremony (read: a blog post). Read More

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Becoming Jewish: Goodbye High Holidays, Hello Hanukkah Donut Countdown

This was my first Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Once we’re back at Hanukkah, I will have celebrated (or observed) all the holidays. Read More

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Daily Jewce: Gilad Is Free, Israeli Tennis, Antisemitism At OWS(?), And More

In the news: Gilad Shalit is free, and we’ve got a roundup. Mayim Bialik works on a Jewish holiday, an Israeli tennis organization celebrates a milestone, and much more. Read More

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Shtickball: The Jewish Baseball Karma Edition

For some Jewish players, heeding the call of the shofar took a backseat to the diamond. Let’s see how they fared… Read More

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Caryn Rose’s Rock’n'Roll Love Letter (In Book Form)

The author’s debut novel is a rock and roll Frankenstein, brought to life with equal parts fanzine, road tale, and love story. Read More

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Daily Jewce: Prisoner Swap, Jewball Interview, Interactive Emma Lazarus, The N-Word, And More

In the news today: Iran uses the N-Word, Leon Trotsky was a total Jew, Neal Pollack is interviewed, Israel prepares to swap, and much more. Read More

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This American Life Ira Glass Man-Fatuation Post: Adventure

Ira gets a bunch of authors to tell tales of adventure. How did it work out? Read More

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Everyday Is Sukkot: Jewish Architects Who Shaped Our Cities

Sukkot comes but once a year, but some make a career out of the festive ritual of putting together a proper piece of architecture, with carefully chosen ornamentation (perhaps not always fertile fruit). Read More

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