Author: Yaakov Menken

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Why Conservative Judaism is Ailing

The above is the more polite title (the one found in the title bar) of an article that appeared yesterday on Slate.com. The title as found on the page is “One Mad Rabbi: Conservative...

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The Methodology of Media Bias

Last week, Rabbi Avi Shafran discussed media manipulation, comparing “a Reuters photographer’s creative Photoshopping of images” to various other forms of story-twisting — for example, the recent story asserting that an unaffiliated shul whose...

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The Bereavement Map Has Changed

Haaretz says: “As the ultra-Orthodox once were, Tel Avivians are vilified for shirking duty to the nation.” Do Tel Avivians believe, heart and soul, that what they are doing in lieu of military service...

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Why I Blog

If you followed media coverage of the recent hostilities in Lebanon, then you are probably familiar with the “fauxtography” of (ex-)Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj, and the blogosphere’s discovery and revelation of the doctored images....

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Yisrael Valis: No Signs of Abuse

My friend and correspondent Moshe sent me the link to the testimony of Professor Yehuda Hiss, head of the Abu Kabir Institute for Forensic Medicine, now on Hyde Park. The most important line is...

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The Orthodox Congregation That Wasn’t

The NY Jewish Week proclaimed last week: “Woman To Lead Halachic N.Y. Shul.” The NY Times says today: “An Orthodox Jewish Woman, and Soon, a Spiritual Leader.” It sure sounds like a story —...

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Aren’t They Precious?

Little Palestinian boys at play… learning how to aim (at American tourists). From LGF courtesy of Dan Riehl. A Palestinian boy holds a toy gun and wears a mask while pretending to shoot at...

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What Are We Jews, Anyway?

In response to some of the comments about the cartoon that I posted about Friday, first appearing on the Volokh Conspiracy, a Jewish writer using the pen name “Caliban Darklock” first questioned — and...

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“Hitler Would be Proud”

Eugene Volokh wants to know if the cartoon below is anti-Semitic, or merely anti-Israel as the editors of the Sacramento News & Review say it was intended to be. My take? As Rabbi Adlerstein...

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