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Israel’s Counterterrorism Tour: Brilliant Marketing Scheme or Grim Exploitation?

Israel’s Counterterrorism Tour: Brilliant Marketing Scheme or Grim Exploitation?
By March 10, 2008

Today we read about two strange phenomena in foreign travel – “slum tourism” and “counter-terrorism tourism.” Slum tourism, as it’s called in the Times, gives do-gooders and adventure-minded tourists the chance to visit impoverished neighborhoods in places like Brazil and … Read More

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Must Have: Readymade Purim Baskets

Must Have: Readymade Purim Baskets
By March 7, 2008

Yesterday we gave you some ideas and tips for creating your own mishloach manot. Today, we're giving a shout out to the especially busy and/or all-too-lazy readers among us, by offering leads on pre-made Purim Baskets. If you’re too darn … Read More

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Recreational Utopias: Temporary Paradise in a Complicated World

Recreational Utopias: Temporary Paradise in a Complicated World
By March 7, 2008

For centuries, people have dreamed up, written about, and even attempted to create utopia. The possibility of a perfect society has inspired great literary works including Plato's Republic and Sir Thomas More's Utopia, and similar visions have fueled social experiments … Read More

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Birthright…Palestine?

Birthright…Palestine?
By March 5, 2008

Birthright Israel has a doppelgänger called Birthright Palestine. The Palestinian program aims to "gather first-generation, western-born Palestinians (over the age of 18-years old) in their ancestral homeland, so that they can reunite and witness firsthand how their brethren are living … Read More

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Scarlett Johansson is Saving the World in Style (And She Wants Your Help)

Scarlett Johansson is Saving the World in Style (And She Wants Your Help)
By March 4, 2008

Actress Scarlett Johansson announced a plan today that will combine two of everyone’s favorite things: tzedakah and big swanky Hollywood parties. ScarJo will purportedly auction off two tickets to the premiere of her upcoming movie, He’s Just Not That Into … Read More

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“Top Chef” Winner Hung Huynh Goes Glatt Kosher in NYC

“Top Chef” Winner Hung Huynh Goes Glatt Kosher in NYC
By March 3, 2008

Kosher-keeping New York fans of Top Chef's season three winner, Hung Huynh, are in for a tasty treat: The incredibly creative cook has officially begun a one-month stint as Executive Chef at Solo, a Midtown Manhattan Mediterranean-Asian fusion glatt kosher … Read More

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Dispatch From Spain: Meat is Gross

Dispatch From Spain: Meat is Gross
By March 3, 2008

Hola from Teruel, Spain (please don't call it "te-roo-ell" like an Ugly American, okay? Roll that "r"!), where I'm living, off and on, this spring. My beloved got a Fulbright, and I'm along for the ride, my understanding being that … Read More

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Must Have: Letters of Creation Necklace

Must Have: Letters of Creation Necklace
By February 29, 2008

Once you're strutting your stuff in a pair of Natalie Portman-designed shoes, you'll want to add a little bling to the outfit. Might we suggest a piece of jewelry from Israeli designer Neta Yehiely? A graduate of the Omanit Art … Read More

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