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Purifying My Colon—And My Soul

Purifying My Colon—And My Soul
By April 27, 2007

Depending on whom you ask, the Master Cleanse is either a highway to rejuvenation and mental clarity or a cayenne-pepper-saturated crash diet. For a minimum of ten days, cleansers consume nothing but a spicy lemon drink followed by a special … Read More

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God to World: Let’s Get It On

God to World: Let’s Get It On
By April 20, 2007

Eli Valley presents his unique interpretation of the Song of Songs. Click the thumbnail below to see his work in all its smutty glory. CLICK TO ENLARGE  

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Guns, God, and Virginia Tech

Guns, God, and Virginia Tech
By April 17, 2007

Tragedy is the right time for introspection, and so after the massacre of 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech I’d like to reverse a position I’ve taken in the past, including in this web space. I believe I was … Read More

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Qatar’s Righteous Gentile

Qatar’s Righteous Gentile
By April 12, 2007

Judeo-Arabic American Joseph Braude sends us his fourth dispatch from the Middle East. Doha, Qatar — If blame for domestic violence rests in part with neighbors who sit idly by, then the slaughter of 400,000-and-counting Darfuri African Muslims in Sudan … Read More

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A Message in Fire

A Message in Fire
By April 12, 2007

The following is a modified excerpt from Is it Good for the Jews: The Crisis of America's Israel Lobby, published by Random House, Inc. It has been adapted for Jewcy by author Stephen Suleyman Schwartz. He was seventeen, sensitive, with … Read More

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A Jewish Mother in Every Home

A Jewish Mother in Every Home
By March 27, 2007

As much an annual Passover fixture as horseradish or bad wine, every Jewish family has an Uncle Ron. He is, in fact, at most every holiday gathering, but with Pesach’s prescribed overindulgence, he’s in rare form. After tipping back the … Read More

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Adventures in Buenos Aires (Day 5)

Adventures in Buenos Aires (Day 5)
By March 26, 2007

On Friday night, we went to Belgrano—Buenos Aires’ answer to the Upper West Side—for Kabbalat Shabbat services at Comunitad Bet El. How geeky Jewish is that! I wanted to visit the place that revolutionized Friday evening services at synagogues throughout … Read More

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Ich Bin Ein Bestseller

Ich Bin Ein Bestseller
By March 25, 2007

What a difference a half-century makes. Fifty years ago, Germans were pulling out my relatives’ gold fillings with a vise grip; today, they are sending me and every other Jewish writer they can find large certified checks for the right … Read More

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