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Should the Latin Mass Scare Us?

Should the Latin Mass Scare Us?
By July 11, 2007

With a decree he released “motu proprio”—that is, without the counsel of others—on Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI authorized a wider use of the old Catholic rite known as the Tridentine Mass. Officially abandoned in 1970, this traditional service is conducted … Read More

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Fire Foxman

Fire Foxman
By July 8, 2007

Abdullah Gul needed a favor. It was February 5 of this year, and the Turkish foreign minister was fighting a push in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the Turkish murder of over one million Armenians during World War … Read More

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Gay Pride, Jewish Hope

Gay Pride, Jewish Hope
By July 5, 2007

On the day of Gay Pride Berlin, known locally as Christopher Street Day, I was invited by the rabbi of the city's newest congregation to speak during services. So instead of the rabbi’s weekly speech about the Torah portion, the … Read More

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Holy American Jewry, Batman!

Holy American Jewry, Batman!
By July 2, 2007

This summer’s superhero movies have been godawful, but the next Batman sequel doesn’t come out until July 2008. Luckily, Eli Valley dreamed up a preview. Get your popcorn ready, then click the thumbnail below. CLICK TO ENLARGE  

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How We Love Now

How We Love Now
By June 29, 2007

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” The Song of Solomon makes it sound so simple—hot, even. But as Jewcy’s sex and dating coverage has amply proven over the past six months, love is never that straightforward. For … Read More

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Why Israelis Are Hot

Why Israelis Are Hot
By June 25, 2007

“Why hadn’t I known Jews could be so sexy before?” asks a tourist visiting Israel in Miriam Libicki’s illustrated essay. American Jews like to joke about the aphrodisiac powers of the Holy Land, which can turn even the most ardent … Read More

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The Walter Duranty of Saudi Arabia

The Walter Duranty of Saudi Arabia
By June 25, 2007

In its June 2007 issue, the monthly magazine Commentary revives the genre of gullible travels.“My Saudi Sojourn” is Joshua Muravchik’s account of his recent trip to Saudi Arabia and a servile love letter to the most benighted of all Sunni … Read More

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Tune In, Turn On, See God

Tune In, Turn On, See God
By June 20, 2007

When he was 21, a prominent drug policy reformer recalls, he climbed a cliff overlooking Mount McKinley National Park after taking LSD. “God came to me and commanded me to acknowledge Him as the ruler of the universe,” he says, … Read More

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