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Is God a Republican?

Is God a Republican?
By March 22, 2007

An overlooked enigma of political life is why there are distinct ideological groupings at all. We take the liberal/conservative divide for granted, rarely pausing to contemplate how mysterious it actually is. The Hebrew Bible solves the mystery. The solution can … Read More

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Adventures in Buenos Aires (Day 4)

Adventures in Buenos Aires (Day 4)
By March 22, 2007

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Yesterday, at 2pm, I was nearly arrested for taking a picture of a synagogue. Just two hours later I plugged into a nascent group of Yiddish scholars who … Read More

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Adventures in Buenos Aires (Day 3)

Adventures in Buenos Aires (Day 3)
By March 20, 2007

Last night, a torrid downpour cooled off the hot-tempered evening rush hour before we headed out for dinner with German (pronounced Herman) Vaisman, the founder of Keshet, one of two lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jewish organizations in Buenos Aires. … Read More

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Adventures in Buenos Aires (Day 2)

Adventures in Buenos Aires (Day 2)
By March 19, 2007

It’s easy to spot a Jewish place in central Buenos Aires. I learned that this morning, when my husband and I walked by the Buenos Aires Holocaust Museum. Visiting the museum was the last thing I wanted to do, but … Read More

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Adventures in Buenos Aires

Adventures in Buenos Aires
By March 15, 2007

I’m sipping coffee looking out the window of the apartment I’ve rented here in Buenos Aires. A moment ago I forgot where I was. My French doors open onto a balcony overlooking a busy street in Recoleta, the beautiful and … Read More

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Reclaiming the Nebbish

Reclaiming the Nebbish
By March 12, 2007

Despite a long history of persecution, modern Jews have it pretty cushy today. We own the banks, obviously. We also control the media (as recently confirmed by Judith Regan), which supports our long-term goal of world domination, as does our … Read More

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Scrap the Mechitza

Scrap the Mechitza
By March 4, 2007

Two of my brothers recently started attending Orthodox synagogues where mechitzas divide men from women, ostensibly to eliminate improper thoughts in shul. As a gay man, I never know where to sit. Seating me with a bunch of men is … Read More

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A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Four)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Four)
By February 26, 2007

[This is the fourth in a four-part series published on Fridays.] In the six weeks I spent waiting to hear whether I tested positive for the cancer gene, I refused to think about the results. Perhaps I was just as … Read More

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