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Real Jews Don’t Play Dreidel

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Should Kids Be In The Main Shul?

Sunday, December 6th, 2009 A writer from The Wall Street Journal examines this question from a Christian perspective, but shuls have wrestled with this, as well. What do you think?

Pray For Binyamin Jolkovsky

Friday, December 4th, 2009 Binaymin Jolkovsky, the good hearted and very hard working editor of Jewish World Review, a terrific online magazine with reprints of just about every great newspaper column in America, along with wonderful, inspirational Jewish material, podcasts, and even comics, was taken to the hospital by ambulance this week. He left a note to his readers, he ”apologizes for not being able to publish” while he’s flat on his back. Pray for him, his Hebrew name is Binyamin Leib ben-Pesha.

‘End of Days’ Friend Better Than ‘These Days’ Frenemy

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Covering Jewish Art: Tobi Kahn At MOBIA

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 The Jewish Week is proud of our arts coverage, but let’s take a look at what else is out there.

Debbie Friedman Concert For Reform’s HUC

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 (Here’s a press release for the great Debbie Friedman and an honorable cause. — JM) “DEBBIE & FRIENDS:” CONCERT TO BENEFIT HUC-JIR AND ITS SCHOOL OF SACRED MUSIC - Launching of National Cantorial Scholarship Initiative

Shuls Of Straw: Yitz, Avi & The Big Bad Wolf

Friday, November 6th, 2009 It’s time to stop crediting “the Rav” (Soloveitchik) for having been the intellectual centerpiece of Modern Orthodoxy. He’s not. Never was. His “modern” Orthodoxy wasn’t all that modern, even in his prime. He was about as modern as your zaidy’s Eisenhower-era Dodge, equipped with only AM radio.

Jews Right To Fear Dinkins Do-Over

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 There’s nothing more predictable than politicians (and their followers) saying “my opponent is playing to people’s fears,” as if that disccredits the reason people are afraid in the first place. Opponents of William Thompson have warned that if elected this Democrat might turn New York back into the Fort Apache anarchy of the David Dinkins years, or into the Detroit or Newark of this year.
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