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This week in the Jewish media: It’s conventional wisdom that Jews aren’t as attached to Israel as they used to be. This study suggests the conventional wisdom is wrong. [The Forward] Did you know Obama’s chief staffer on Jewish affairs … Read More

By / March 6, 2008

This week in the Jewish media:

  • It’s conventional wisdom that Jews aren’t as attached to Israel as they used to be. This study suggests the conventional wisdom is wrong. [The Forward]
  • Did you know Obama’s chief staffer on Jewish affairs used to live with Clinton’s chief Jew? [JTA]
  • Jewlicious looks at accusations of antisemitism at the University of California–Irvine, debating whether UCI’s conference on Sephardic Judaism this Friday is academia as usual, or a half-assed way to say “See, we like Jews!”
  • Need a spring-weight scarf but feel uneasy about the implications of wearing a keffiyah? A Peace Treaty is a line of gorgeous scarves designed by a Pakistani Muslim and a Libyan Jew and handmade by artisans in war-torn places. [Heeb, A Peace Treaty]
  • A non-Jewish San Francisco man tried to sell a Nazi medallion made from the gold teeth of Holocaust victims on Craigslist for $10,000 [j.]
  • The LA Jewish Journal’s blog runs a nearly 500-word story about going to the grocery store and saving $24. Why? [Jewlyweds]
  • And people think Heeb is the offensive one: Shabat 6000 makes a (kind of hilarious) pedophile joke [Jewschool]
  • The falafel that ate New York City [The Jew and the Carrot]
  • Modern Orthodox Judaism is seeing more women in key positions of power—what Jewess calls “female not-rabbis” [Jewess, Haaretz]
  • Everyone in Hollywood is fucking everyone else, Seth Rogan included [The Yada Blog]