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A Lazy Breakdown of “Obama’s Jewish Problem”

A Lazy Breakdown of “Obama’s Jewish Problem”
By September 27, 2010

Today at The Daily Beast, Peter Beinart writes about President Obama’s “Jewish Problem,” which, for those of you who don’t care to read it, breaks down like this: First paragraph: Asks “What would it take to make American Jewish groups … Read More

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Jon Stewart vs. Stephen Colbert in Washington DC

Jon Stewart vs. Stephen Colbert in Washington DC
By September 17, 2010

Last night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert put everybody on alert, that if you like to scream at politicians, carry misspelled signs to rallies, or run a blog that promotes your ideas that Zionist lizards run Al-Qaeda, that they’re holding … Read More

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@Israel is now Owned by Israel, Bought From Pornographer

@Israel is now Owned by Israel, Bought From Pornographer
By September 14, 2010

If in the last three years you’ve tried to find the official Twitter account of Israel, the furthest you were going to get when you typed in www.twitter.com/israel was the handle of one Israel Meléndez, a Spanish citizen (according to … Read More

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Watch: Anti-Mosque Protesters Mistake Man for Being Muslim

Watch: Anti-Mosque Protesters Mistake Man for Being Muslim
By August 23, 2010

I guess chalk this up to a big oops?   "The video, shot by amateur YouTube videographer "lefthandedart," opens with chants of "No Mosque Here!" as it traces a black man wearing a white cap walking through the crowd. It’s … Read More

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The Opinionated Jewish Man: Orthodox Lesbians

The Opinionated Jewish Man: Orthodox Lesbians
By August 19, 2010

While reading the Jewish Week‘s article on the Israeli Orthodox lesbian group, Bat Kol, the following struck me as incredibly odd:   "We deal with mystery; there is no halachic response," Weil said. "We’re dealing with homophobia within the Orthodox … Read More

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French Deportation of Gypsies: Right or Totally Wrong?

French Deportation of Gypsies: Right or Totally Wrong?
By August 19, 2010

When I first read the news about France beginning the deportation of Roma Gypsies, my initial thought may have been a bit too reactionary, as I wanted to title this post, "Did the Nazis Ever Leave France: Let the Gypsy … Read More

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A Jew Hangs out With the Tea Party

A Jew Hangs out With the Tea Party
By August 13, 2010

I wrote a piece over at Vice about my experience attending the Sean Hannity "Freedom Concert" at Six Flags New Jersey, and I tried to put my thoughts about right vs. left/democrat vs. republican to the side, and just report … Read More

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Kosher Food Producer Pulls Unkosher BS

Kosher Food Producer Pulls Unkosher BS
By August 13, 2010

Flaum Appetizing, a kosher food producer based in Brooklyn, owes an estimated $230,000 in overtime pay to their workers. There have even been hearings at the National Labor Relations Board, who sided with the workers, but Flaum is yet to … Read More

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