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Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Now

Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Now
By August 15, 2007

According to Hrag Vartanian, a blogger who also works at the Armenian General Benevolent Union, the backlash against the Anti-Defamation League started on July 8*, when Jewcy published Fire Foxman, our call for Abe Foxman to be fired as head … Read More

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Our Top-Secret Plan for Jewish Education

Our Top-Secret Plan for Jewish Education
By August 13, 2007

Jewish education is terrible in this country (unless you go to day school), so many of us grow up utterly clueless about how to be a Jew. We’re vaguely aware that synagogue attendance is required on two separate occasions in … Read More

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The Feldman Flare-Up

The Feldman Flare-Up
By August 9, 2007

At the 1998 reunion of Noah Feldman's Maimonides yeshiva class, no one could possibly have imagined that a few group photographs–all wide Jewy smiles and shapeless sorta-Orthodox outfits–would spark a seat-ripping public debate almost a decade later, and a messy … Read More

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The Simple Life

The Simple Life
By August 3, 2007

Whenever I’m standing in the checkout line at my local Whole Foods market, I cant help but snicker and roll my eyes when I see the magazines with oxymoronic titles like Real Simple, Organic Style, and Simple Living. Am I … Read More

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The Dilettante’s Guide to the Michael Vick Scandal

The Dilettante’s Guide to the Michael Vick Scandal
By August 2, 2007

Just how far has Michael Vick mania wended its way into even the least likely news outlets? Here’s Ben McGrath’s latest “Talk of the Town” for the New Yorker, about a dilapidated kennel for urban hunting dogs in uptown Manhattan: … Read More

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Premature Education?

Premature Education?
By July 26, 2007

Last week Democratic Senator Barack Obama made headlines by suggesting that public schools teach “age-appropriate," "science-based” sexuality lessons to kindergarteners. He later clarified that "age-appropriate" means teaching children how to avoid predators, not how to unroll condoms. Former Massachusetts Governor … Read More

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What the Angry Atheists Get Wrong

What the Angry Atheists Get Wrong
By July 23, 2007

Recent polemics by proud and angry atheists have gotten many of us—faithful and skeptical alike—thinking better of belief in God. Books like Sam Harris’s Letter to a Christian Nation, Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion, and most recently, Christopher Hitchens’s God … Read More

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Assimilation and its Discontents

Assimilation and its Discontents
By July 17, 2007

During the last two years writing my first book, Other People’s Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America, I’ve found that, over the past three decades, white people have used hip-hop as a safe, virtual space to tackle … Read More

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