Author: Special to Cross-Currents

By special request

The following is posted by special request, and is most relevant to those in NY, NJ, PA, DE and MD: Dear Rabbonim, I am involved in a Tzedaka organization, Kesser Kavod, based in Lakewood,...

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Cartoon Violence

Rabbi Avi Shafran Am Echad Resources Nearly as enlightening as watching people protest their portrayal as mindless, violent fanatics by engaging in mindless, violent fanaticism is watching them respond to tasteless insults with even...

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Healing an Injured Phrase

From Rabbi Avi Shafran, Am Echad Resources “One of the 613 Mitzvot is ‘Tikkun Olam,’ to heal or repair the world,” declares the Social Action Committee of a Massachusetts temple. The assertion is characteristic...

Elections, PA Style?

The folks at PowerLine claim that the following image is from an election rally in the PA. I haven’t seen this elsewhere, but the problem is that this is entirely too believable. As PowerLine’s...

Oops

Are we surprised? In the same week that the previously-mentioned op-ed from Peace Now attempts to blame Bush for the violence, a prominent Palestinian editor says that Arafat never intended to make peace at...

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Look in a Mirror, Lady

Slack-jawed disbelief — it’s the only possible reaction. Those with rational minds will be amazed by this gem from the President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now. Peace Now, of course, is the...

Would Vilna have voted Kerry?

There’s a Reform Temple in Pennsylvania that, for several decades, blew a French Horn on Rosh HaShanah. Then younger members started agitating for the use of a real Shofar, instead. The old-timers responded with...

More Moronicism

First of all, my erev Shabbos entry didn’t give examples of violence between 1993 and 1996 that Carter manages to ignore. Alan Miller sent a letter to the NY Times (where Carter’s drivel first...

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