Author: Jeff Ballabon

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Yup

From The Corner, earlier today… THE FENCE [Cliff May] The new fences will be chain-link and six feet tall, topped with small spikes to “deter” those who might consider scaling them. Well, we’ll see...

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Fine, be that way

Yaakov – you can disagree with my calling Barry “Reform,” but I did so in deference to his preference. Personally, I do not like the label Orthodox; I do not call myself Orthodox unless...

Defining terms

The same Reform reader says: What I suspect are your beliefs aren’t “normative” in the United States nor in Israel. I won’t hold your non-normastive approach to affirming your Judaism against you. Particularly if...

“Who is a Goy”

One fairly irate reader writes (excerpt): As a Jew affiliated with the Reform movement — I won’t pretend to speak for others — I can only say that ir you denigrate my religious practices...

Bas Mitzvah: “Today I am a boy.”

Beautiful post: identity, equality, sameness, femininity, tznius, materialism, peer-pressure, etc. All a web of intertwined issues which are involved in so many day-to-day decisions we make as individuals, but really threaten to overwhelm sensitive...

Hurray for Hollywood

See, Bill Donohue – not all Hollywood libs are of the Jewish variety (please, nobody tell me Richard Gere is a J). Credit for this one goes to the folks at – where else...

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Sore Point IV

A reader commented that there are plenty of statements by prominent Orthodox authorities to the effect that we believe that Reform Jews are not really Jewish. He illustrates this with the following quote: Do...

R. Yitzchok – Clarifying matters

R. Yitzchok – we’re talking past each other, I think. You think I mean this: I thought you were arguing that if we are going to be so mindful of the civil rights of...

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Sore point III…

I just found that little kiddie project in less than one minute of web-surfing, but to me it is like a smoking gun of the whole appalling lie. ADL et al, should demand the...

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Sore point II…

For example – here’s a program developed by the Reform movement’s youth group (NFTY or TYG or something) program coordinator for use in Reform Temples. Let’s see, you need brown paper bags, yarn, glitter,...

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