Politics

Five Famous Sex Strikes, from Lysistrata to the Current Israeli Mikvah Workers’ Boycott

Five Famous Sex Strikes, from Lysistrata to the Current Israeli Mikvah Workers’ Boycott
By April 11, 2008

Israeli mikvah attendants—the women who supervise dunks into the ritual baths to make sure they’re kosher—haven’t been paid in five months, so Kolech, an Orthodox feminist organization, is working to organize a mikvah boycott until ladies of the bath get … Read More

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Hot For Hookah

Hot For Hookah
By April 11, 2008

Hookah is not what a Soprano calls a prostitute. Also known as nargila, ghelyun, sheesha, chillam, hubbly bubbly, or simply water-pipe, hookah is to the Muslim world what a pint or a lager or a Bud Light is to Americans: … Read More

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Boycotting The Olympics Is An Ineffectual Waste Of Energy And Outrage

Boycotting The Olympics Is An Ineffectual Waste Of Energy And Outrage
By April 10, 2008

There is an undeniable visceral pleasure to discussing a boycott of the Beijing Olympics. So much so that all three presidential candidates have signed on to the idea that the president skip the opening ceremonies. After all, the PRC government … Read More

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Israeli Peace Activist Boycotted on American Campus by, um, Jews

Israeli Peace Activist Boycotted on American Campus by, um, Jews
By April 10, 2008

Another week, another protest against Israelis on University campuses. In the last few years, Jewish students have become accustomed to campaigns against virtually anything Israeli–from avocados and computer chips to professors. But this time it’s an Israeli peace activist who … Read More

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Slipping Seinfeld Into Ariel Sharon’s Speeches

Slipping Seinfeld Into Ariel Sharon’s Speeches
By April 9, 2008

From: Gregory Levey To: Shmuel Rosner Dear Shmuel, Perhaps one day you will write a book for your fellow Israelis about your time spent with us wacky North Americans dealing with our misguided ways. As a devoted fan of your … Read More

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Israel Is No Switzerland

Israel Is No Switzerland
By April 9, 2008

From: Shmuel Rosner To: Gregory Levey Dear Gregory, Having spent the last two and a half years in America (not to mention my year in Canada twelve years ago) – and being the student that I am of American politics … Read More

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The Beijing Olympics Are Like Berlin in 1936 All Over Again

The Beijing Olympics Are Like Berlin in 1936 All Over Again
By April 9, 2008

As the Chinese Communist Party attempts to shove its Olympic Flame down the world’s throat, it is encountering something it finds shocking: Resistance it cannot shoot. Protesters against the Party’s recent massacres in Tibet have hindered the Olympic Flame in … Read More

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Democrats To Brown People: ‘Drop Dead’

Democrats To Brown People: ‘Drop Dead’
By April 8, 2008

Most bad things anyone might care to say about Mark Penn are probably true. A Dick Morris v. 2.0 (now with fewer hookers!), Penn has been Hillary and Bill Clinton's guru and good luck charm since the 1996 election, to … Read More

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