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The Jewcer More radicals: Joey has set up an interactive forum inviting more profiles. I’ve posted one of Spinoza – probably in my (invariable) top-five fantasy dinner party invitees. [Who are the Radicals of the Jewish World?: Jewcy Forums] If … Read More

By / September 29, 2006

The Jewcer

More radicals: Joey has set up an interactive forum inviting more profiles. I’ve posted one of Spinoza – probably in my (invariable) top-five fantasy dinner party invitees. [Who are the Radicals of the Jewish World?: Jewcy Forums]

If meat is murder, are eggs rape? Elisa and Joey in our Food forum: okay, so if joey's role is jewcy vegetarian good-cop, i'll just step up as jewcy vegetarian bad-cop: people who think they can eat any kind of animal carcass whatsoever while ascribing to even the remotest interpretation of kashrut or tikkun olam are fucking morons. (no offense, almost-everyone-i-know!) check out http://www.theppk.com!” [Jewcy Food Movement: Forums]

The World

Bad time for journos in Iraq: 130 Iraqi reporters have been killed since 2003, and this past month has been among the deadliest: Safa Ismael Enad, a freelance news photographer, was buying film at his favorite print shop in eastern Baghdad on Sept. 13 when two men with guns walked in, fired two shots into his chest and dragged his bleeding body away. Three days earlier, gunmen blocked Abdul-Kareem al-Rubaie, a designer for Al Sabah, as he traveled to work one sunny morning, and they shot him through the windshield. Last month, Mohammad Abbas Mohammad, a newspaper editor, was shot to death in western Baghdad, and Ismail Amin Ali, a blunt-spoken columnist, was killed on the street across town on the same day.” [NYT]

Hillary as hero? Even Andrew Sullivan is starting to think so. Her speech yesterday on torture: “The Senate, under the authority of the Republican Majority and with the blessing and encouragement of the Bush-Cheney Administration, is doing a great disservice to our history, our principles, our citizens, and our soldiers. The deliberative process is being broken under the pressure of partisanship and the policy that results is a travesty.” [YouTube]

Iranian Jews: The ones not in Beverly Hills. Seth Wikas reports: “Excepting Israel, Iran boasts the Middle East's largest Jewish community. The capital contains around 10,000 Jews as well as Jewish schools that serve 2,000 students. Teheran also has a Jewish retirement home with 50 residents, and its Jewish Association owns a number of buildings, including a large library used by Jews and non-Jews alike.” [J-Post]

Borat for Kazakh President: What, like Kinky for Governor is less of a shoe-in? ““Since the 2003 Tulyakov reforms, Kazakhstan is as civilized as any other country in the world,” he goes on in the video, citing fictional details in the absurdly stilted English that is central to his act. “Women can now travel inside of bus. Homosexuals no longer have to wear blue hats. And age of consent has been raised to 8 years old.” [NYT]

This one’s for Joey: Israeli animal rights protests chant and thunder against kaparot – the Jewish practice of swinging a chicken over one’s head to expiate sins. (Thus another reminder of how Jamaicans are Jews with better hair.) Mobius of Jewschool has the goods: “Earlier, according to one friend who attended the demonstration, a shopkeeper turned a hose on the demonstrators, drenching them with water. ‘Why are you attacking us,’ my friend asked. The shopkeeper gave him a foul look, and continued to spray him, while religious onlookers shouted, ‘You Leftists are destroying the country!’” [Jewschool]

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