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Posted: Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:17 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

Hallelujah for local Jewish newspapers, and not just the venerable one that employs yours truly.

Posted: Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:29 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

I’m trying to make sense of a strange legal battle — one getting more mainstream media attention than Jewish media attention — concerning a Jewish cemetery in Colchester, Conn.

At Ahavath Achim, a Jewish board member (ironically named Maria) is suing to have the body of Juliet Steer, a black Christian woman exhumed, because Steer is not Jewish and has no ties to any Jews buried there. 

Posted: Mon, 01/09/2012 - 15:33 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

Abigail Pickus, who alas no longer blogs for us, but does do a monthly column on life in Israel, has an interesting piece in e-JewishPhilanthropy about Kesha Ram, a Vermont state legislator who recently went on a Birthright trip to Israel. 

Posted: Tue, 01/03/2012 - 15:20 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

Last year I jokingly titled a blog post “Christmas in Anatevka,” since my daughters and I had spent the big day watching “Fiddler on the Roof.”
This year, I felt like we really did spend Christmas morning in Anatevka. That’s because we were on the main drag (aptly called Main Street) of Queens’ very Jewish Kew Gardens Hills neighborhood.

Posted: Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:52 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

You-know-what (hint: starts with “ch”) has totally jumped the shark (chark?) now, with freelance writer Jordana Horn determined to squeeze out every last drop of chontroversy and, presumably, paychecks from the topic.

Posted: Tue, 12/20/2011 - 18:28 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

Yikes, Chanukah has barely begun and this Christmas-Chanukah thing is starting to feel like the Chelsea (another “ch” word*) Clinton wedding: enough already!