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Posted: Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:18 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

Forgot those 50 rabbis Newsweek has been fussing over.

Journalist/author Peter Beinart may well be the most famous American Jew these days, at least among the New York Times-New York Review of Books-New Yorker-reading intelligentsia.

Posted: Thu, 03/29/2012 - 13:59 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix


Kimchee, the spicy pickled cabbage that is the signature dish of Korean cuisine, is one of my husband’s all-time favorite foods. (Must be to compensate for all the bland French Canadian fare he was subjected to as a child.)

Posted: Fri, 03/23/2012 - 11:58 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

I’m not sure if this was intentional or not, but Kveller has two dueling interfaith narratives on its “Raising Kvell” blog right now: “Interfaith Family Bullying: When Do You Stop Fighting and Just Give Up?”  versus “Apparently My Interfaith Family Is Too

Posted: Fri, 03/16/2012 - 11:09 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

I have a confession to make.

For a long time, I’ve been unfairly dismissive of the “Everything’s Relative” comic strip that appears in this paper.

Too kitschy, too Borscht Belt, too Orthodox, I felt. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but the majority of American Jews are not, in fact, Orthodox.)

Posted: Thu, 03/15/2012 - 14:09 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

I know I’m supposed to focus on intermarriage here, but sometimes I just need to vent on another topic.

And today that topic is, why are so many speakers’ panels at Jewish conferences composed almost entirely of men? I’m not talking about the fervently Orthodox Agudath Israel of America, although I did go to one of its dinners many years ago and there was not one woman on the dais. Which was striking, but not surprising. (If I remember correctly, the table assignments for the meal were also gender-segregated.)

Posted: Fri, 03/09/2012 - 11:45 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

Perhaps because blogging, Facebook and Twitter more than satisfy my own need for exhibitionism and fame, I don’t quite understand why anyone would want to be on a reality show.