Author: Yaakov Menken

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Bias Has Consequences

According to a new book from a Professor at UCLA, the media’s left-wing bias is so overwhelming and pervasive that the few balanced news outlets appear to have a conservative slant. “It’s like concluding...

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Has Anyone Found Bugs in Nori?

Zev is a friend of mine who works in Kashrus. We had the following IM exchange this morning: (11:01:26 AM) zev: have you ever found any bugs or crustaceans in the nori sheets you...

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Supporting Those who Love Us Least

Conservative Americans love Israel — and are even philo-Semitic — to a surprising extent. The examples are legion; what struck me today was discovering that David Yeagley, a Comanche Indian and creator of “the...

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Open Source Gets Closed Down

Richard Stallman can rightly be described as the father of the open-source movement. He created the GNU Project, which aimed to create a free Unix-compatible operating system (finally completed when Linus Torvalds used GNU...

“Like We Massacred Them in Hebron”

Arab reporter interviews a 92-year-old Hebron resident. He wants to talk about the “Nakhba” — she wants to talk about murdering innocent Jews, the same way her father murdered the students of the Hebron...

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Who Are We Kidding?

Among my other subscriptions, I am on the e-mail list of the World Jewish Daily, which collects news from various sources — in format, it’s probably most similar to the Drudge Report. Each day,...

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This Cellphone speaks Yiddish

In a surprising testament to the power of the Chassidic market, Partner Communications (Orange) is now offering a Yiddish cell phone. This is newsworthy for a host of reasons, especially considering that the distributor,...

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Usain Bolt and the Jewish Problem

For those who missed it, Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter who holds the world and Olympic records in the 100 and 200 meter dash. That’s the context for the following commentary posted on...

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