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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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7 New Memoirs and Tales of Self-Improvement (Perfect for a Poolside Read)

7 New Memoirs and Tales of Self-Improvement (Perfect for a Poolside Read)
By July 9, 2008

July 4th has come and gone, and people are donning sun hats and SPF 30. But what to do once you arrive poolside? Without a good summer read, a sunning session can be awfully boring. Luckily, a number of light … Read More

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Hummus vs. Hamas

Hummus vs. Hamas
By July 8, 2008

Sacha Baron Cohen is loose in Israel, and he's creating some confusion over the thin linguistic line between hummus and Hamas. Posing as his character Bruno, a gay Austrian rock star, Cohen has been interviewing unsuspecting Israeli and Palestinian political … Read More

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Must Have: Vases from Vazu

Must Have: Vases from Vazu
By July 3, 2008

The Vazu vases from Israeli design group TH+E are unlike any you have ever seen before. Although they appear to be made of glass or crystal, the vases are actually made from a unique form of plastic and be folded … Read More

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4 Peaceful Organizations Worth Supporting

4 Peaceful Organizations Worth Supporting
By July 3, 2008

It may not seem like there’s much any of us can do to bring peace to even a relatively small corner of the world, but supporting world peace is as easy and concrete as drinking coffee or playing basketball. Here … Read More

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Kosher-Keeping Vegans Go Undercover To Break The Biggest Case Of Animal Cruelty In American Jewish History

Kosher-Keeping Vegans Go Undercover To Break The Biggest Case Of Animal Cruelty In American Jewish History
By July 2, 2008

Philip and Hannah Schein are the Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker of American vegans. This husband and wife team – Philip is forty-three; Hannah, ten years younger – are undercover investigators for the animal rights group PETA. Over the past … Read More

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To Spend or To Give: Should You Stimulate the Economy or Give to Charity with That Tax Rebate?

To Spend or To Give: Should You Stimulate the Economy or Give to Charity with That Tax Rebate?
By June 30, 2008

Tax rebates are trickling into American mailboxes. Some of us will be getting a pretty sweet chunk of change back, and with the economy going down the tubes, there are plenty of places we can think of to use that … Read More

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Nakadika Shiksa

Nakadika Shiksa
By June 30, 2008

“Oh, and wear something bordering on appropriate,” my mother says into the phone, an hour before my cousin’s wedding. “Hrmm,” I say noncommittally, reaching deep into my closet for an item that to the untrained eye might appear an elaborate … Read More

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