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Must Have: Bath and Body Products from Yes to Carrots

Must Have: Bath and Body Products from Yes to Carrots
By August 1, 2008

Imagine a big bowl of your favorite produce: carrots, melon, sweet potato, pumpkin, oranges (all home grown in Israel.) Mmmm, delicious. Now that your mouth is watering, let’s add one more key ingredient: a nice vat of Dead Sea Mud. … Read More

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AgriProcessors Roundup: Fake Documents, Underage Workers, and the Boycott That Wasn’t

AgriProcessors Roundup: Fake Documents, Underage Workers, and the Boycott That Wasn’t
By July 30, 2008

Last we heard, Agriprocessor’s PR firm had been caught trying to smear the reputation of Rabbi Morris Allen and Uri L’Tzedek, but there have been several developments since then. Failed Messiah broke the news that the May 12th raid also … Read More

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Does God Care What I Do with My Boobs?

Does God Care What I Do with My Boobs?
By July 28, 2008

A series of new public service billboards in California, which tout the importance of breastfeeding, are borrowing heavily from the notorious GodSpeaks campaign. If you’ve done any long distance driving in America in the last decade, you’re probably familiar with … Read More

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The Last Lecturer’s Last Dance: Goodbye to Randy Pausch

The Last Lecturer’s Last Dance: Goodbye to Randy Pausch
By July 25, 2008

By now you've probably heard that Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon computer science professor whose "Last Lecture" went viral after the video was posted online, has succumbed to cancer at the age of 47. In his wake, he leaves a … Read More

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Must Have: He’Brew, The Chosen Beer

Must Have: He’Brew, The Chosen Beer
By July 25, 2008

“What do you think of the beer?” I asked my friend after he had taken his first few sips. “Shofar, so good,” he replied. This delightful pun was made possible courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company and He’Brew, its line of … Read More

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Must Have: Jewish Rosaries

Must Have: Jewish Rosaries
By July 18, 2008

This will, admittedly, freak some of you out. Jewish Rosaries is a hot new line of “(jew)elry” by multi-tasking Brooklynite Carlen Altman. Carlen first got the idea for Jewish Rosaries after the traditional, Catholic rosary was popularized as a fashion … Read More

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Women Who Light The Dark

Women Who Light The Dark
By July 17, 2008

Travel with photojournalist Paola Gianturco: climb Annapurna; eat lunch while soldiers carry sandbags to the roof; watch a traditional healer at work; attend a Muslim reception with ambassadors, rabbis, bishops and cabinet ministers; witness a ceremony that welcomes indigenous babies … Read More

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From Sacred Space to Home Sweet Home

From Sacred Space to Home Sweet Home
By July 16, 2008

Tajikistan’s last synagogue was razed to the ground recently, to make way for the new presidential palace, despite outcry from the community. Reading this got me thinking about sacred spaces that have been converted into not-so-sacred spaces. In some cases, … Read More

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