Category: Judaism

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A time to hate

Saddam Hussein’s death by hanging came too late to provide much satisfaction – too late for the hundreds of thousands of human beings killed on his orders – hundreds at his own hands. The...

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My White House Chanukah

If you should ever happen to find yourself in an ornate, high-ceilinged room and a military-uniformed classical string ensemble is segueing from a flawless rendition of a Bach Concerto to an equally impressive (if...

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Standards, Comments, and Chabad

I wonder if the editor would comment on this blog’s rules of acceptable discourse. Without prejudice either way on the claims being made, I wonder if the charges being made were leveled at charedi/mo...

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Family Affair

The speaker was a bit reluctant, unaccustomed to standing before an audience. Yet there she stood in Los Angeles, her hometown, at a dinner hosted by a Southern California Jewish campus outreach organization, the...

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Consumer Alert: Menorah Fire Hazard

I was sent the following by someone here in Baltimore, but the product is distributed from Brooklyn and could be available nationwide. Please be on the alert for this product: I’m writing this letter...

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The Trees Are Back

Thanks to our alert reader Joel Rich, we can report that the trees have returned to Seattle-Tacoma Airport: Seattle-Tacoma Airport maintenance workers returned 14 artificial Christimas tree to the terminal after a flap over...

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Winter Harvest

In a forthcoming book, “Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality,” Dr. Pauline W. Chen writes about the many operations she performed on brain-dead patients for the purpose of procuring, or “harvesting,” their organs...

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A glass gem instead of a diamond

16 bKislev 5767 “After the prince lost the first two diamonds that the king gave him, the king gave him a beautifully cut glass gem for the prince’s ring.” That is the parable used...

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The El Al Boycott

If the morning’s news is to be believed, the threatened chareidi boycott of El Al for 18 flights last Shabbos will result in El Al entering into a legally enforceable agreement to never again...

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