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Year-Round Cultural Atonement

Year-Round Cultural Atonement
By September 18, 2007

Whether you’re Orthodox or atheist, you’ve no doubt encountered non-Jewish works of art that resonate with fundamentally Jewish teachings about repentance and forgiveness. Yom Kippur asks us to atone for 24 hours straight, which seems like a power cleanse for … Read More

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Roasted Sweet Carrots and Parsnips

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Roasted Sweet Carrots and Parsnips
By August 31, 2007

The traditional carrot dish served on Rosh Hashanah is called tzimmes. It consists of sliced carrots cooked in honey and flavored with cinnamon, sometimes with the addition of dried fruits. Other traditional recipes made with meat often include sweet potatoes. … Read More

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Back in the Closet

Back in the Closet
By June 12, 2007

By now, most of us have seen or heard about the billboards: a smiling “ex-gay” man or woman announcing “I chose to change!” followed by a phone number or website for an “ex-gay” ministry or conference. This movement is big … Read More

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The Internet is 90% Amateur Crap

The Internet is 90% Amateur Crap
By May 31, 2007

This is the sixth email in an eight-email debate between Kevin Kelly, founder of Wired Magazine, and Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur. Here, Kelly argues that the unapologetic amateurism of online culture is precisely what will … Read More

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No Death, No Dinner

No Death, No Dinner
By May 14, 2007

When people ask me how I first became a vegetarian, I’m tempted to lie. The truth is shameful: It all started with the big eyes and waggy tail of a winsome Cocker Spaniel named April, the childhood companion who left … Read More

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Going out With a Bhang

Going out With a Bhang
By May 2, 2007

My serenity and sobriety ended abruptly when we boarded the train to Jaipur. The trip took ten hours. Jeff and I calculated our average speed to be hovering around 20 miles per hour. At least we smoked the cows. Perhaps … Read More

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The Choosing People

The Choosing People
By April 16, 2007

[Last week, Ha’aretz Chief U.S. Correspondent Shmuel Rosner featured Jewcy editor in chief Tahl Raz as a guest on his site. Rosner and Raz e-mailed about the future of Judaism, Jewish peoplehood in America, and the volume of debate about … Read More

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Is Kevin MacDonald Right?

Is Kevin MacDonald Right?
By February 27, 2007

Kevin MacDonald has been described as the “Marx of the Anti-Semites.” Google around the slimier regions of the web and you’ll see that his trilogy of books on Jews—A People that Shall Dwell Alone, Assimilation and its Discontents, and Culture … Read More

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