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Monticello Is More Mysterious Than You Know

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 “Them shiney gold coins Sure looked bright and jolly I took the money home and I gave it to my Molly. She promised and she swore that she never would deceive me But the devil’s in the women and they never can be easy Musha rigum duram da Whack-fo the daddy-o There’s whiskey in the jar.” – Irish folk tune  

Israel Advocacy On Campus (program at JCC)

Friday, August 21st, 2009 ISRAEL ADVOCACY ON CAMPUS:: The Strength of Standing Together   Speaker: Micah Halpern   SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009 6:30-8:30 PM JCC OF MANHATTAN AMSTERDAM AVE. & 76TH STREET   REFRESHMENTS BY KOSHER ITALIAN NOIDUE RESTAURANT   ADMISSION IS FREE

The Worst Pogrom In History - 80 Years After

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Here’s some more on Hebron from Lubavitch.com, related to this week’s Media column.   Other pogroms may have had higher death totals but no pogrom was more barbaric.   Although the massacre took place at the end of August, the yahrtzeit for the Hebron martyrs is Av 17.  

More on Sidney Zion

Friday, August 14th, 2009 Check this out, Navasky on Sidney, in The Tablet.

(1500) Days of Tisha B’Av: A movie worth seeing

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 On a day dedicated to remembering exile and expulsion, here’s an excellent film, “Home Game,” about the “disengagement,” the surrealistic self-ethnic cleansing, of Jews from Gaza — four years ago, this week.     

Hey, Bungalow Bill

Monday, July 13th, 2009 Here’s Steve Lipman’s visit to the Orthodox Bunaglows Baseball League. Sheldon Silver was a player but not Pedro Espada.   And here’s a terrific piece by Andy Silow-Carroll, editor of the New Jersey Jewish News, on the many virtues of Jewish bungalow life, and his own bungalow memories:  
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