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Must Have: The Passover Box of Questions

Must Have: The Passover Box of Questions
By April 11, 2008

Looking for a way to personalize and enliven your seder this year? Trade the traditional four questions in for 35 new ones. The Box Girls Passover Box of Questions is a set of cards with themed conversation starters such as … Read More

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Max Mosley Thought He Was Paying for Discretion, Not Dehumanization

Max Mosley Thought He Was Paying for Discretion, Not Dehumanization
By April 11, 2008

Henri is a Jew. He operates a semi-private BDSM bar in Berlin. The first night we met, he wept into my camera. We drank shots of Campari and I promised to keep rolling as he kept talking. The bar was … Read More

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Five Famous Sex Strikes, from Lysistrata to the Current Israeli Mikvah Workers’ Boycott

Five Famous Sex Strikes, from Lysistrata to the Current Israeli Mikvah Workers’ Boycott
By April 11, 2008

Israeli mikvah attendants—the women who supervise dunks into the ritual baths to make sure they’re kosher—haven’t been paid in five months, so Kolech, an Orthodox feminist organization, is working to organize a mikvah boycott until ladies of the bath get … Read More

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Jews in the News: A Weekly Roundup

Jews in the News: A Weekly Roundup
By April 11, 2008

With Passover lurking just around the corner, the wires are buzzing with seder stories: This year the Boston marathon falls on Passover, so Jewish runners who are accustomed to a carbo-loading with pasta and bread the night before are seeking … Read More

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5 Documentaries to Inspire and Lift Your Spirits This Spring

5 Documentaries to Inspire and Lift Your Spirits This Spring
By April 8, 2008

Low on motivation? Lacking inspiration? In the market for an extra dose of faith in your own abilities, or even in humankind as a whole? Sometimes those elusive needs can be met in the dim enchantment of a movie theater, … Read More

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The New Jew Canon: A Tale of Love and Darkness

The New Jew Canon: A Tale of Love and Darkness
By April 7, 2008

The New Jew Canon is a long-term project that seeks to canonize essential Jewish (and some Non-Jewish) reads as recommended by extraordinary rabbis, experts, and cultural leaders. Suggestions are welcome via comments or email. Title: A Tale of Love and … Read More

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Must Have: Laura Cowan’s Space Age Seder Plate

Must Have: Laura Cowan’s Space Age Seder Plate
By April 4, 2008

Tel Aviv-based Judaica designer Laura Cowan's space shuttle-themed mezuzot may be on their way to the International Space Station with astronaut Greg Chamitoff, but her celestial Moon Seder Plate is right here in our very own Jewcy store. Inspired by … Read More

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Q&A with Laura Cowan, Judaica Designer to the Stars

Q&A with Laura Cowan, Judaica Designer to the Stars
By April 4, 2008

Tel Aviv-based Judaica designer Laura Cowan is about to get the star treatment—that is to say, her space-themed mezuzot are on their way to the International Space Station. Astronaut Greg Chamitoff contacted Cowan himself in an effort to get his … Read More

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