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Too Many Jews On The Court?

Too many Jews on the Supreme Court? Heck, there are too many Jews on my local Beit Din. We can use some Protestants there, too.

I Love Pastor Hagee Because He Loves Me

On May 23 -- which just so happens to be the day of the Salute to Israel Parade, a day that most Jews don't give a damn about and never have, except for primarily the Modern Orthodox and Conservative Zionists -- in more than 1,500 churches, most of them evangelical, the spiritual leaders will be speaking about their love for Israel, and their support for the Jewish State. That support is based on the verse in Genesis where God promises to bless those who bless the Jews.

Save Matt Fenster's Life

Next Thursday is Yizkor, a traditional time of tzedakah, and a perfect time to give the gift of life and keep a good soul aive. The unity at Sinai is being played out in a pan-denominational effort -- from liberal to chasidic -- to save Matt Fenster. Check out Gift of Life.

Why Was Mets Coach Wearing Yarmulke In Dugout?

Good question from the terrific Uni Watch blog, which usually is concerned with sports uniforms, not our uniforms.

Jerusalem Day: Great Links For Yom Yerushalayim

Here are some great links celebrating the liberation of Jerusalem.

The sounds of the battle, on IDF army radio, from the '67 war.

Col. Gur's remarks to his men at the moment of victory: "You did not gripe, you did not complain... you just advanced and conquered."

Rabbi David Forman - Baruch Dayan Emet

David Forman, 65, a Reform rabbi and founder of Rabbis for Human Rights -- a far-left organization that increasingly acted contrary to Forman's own priority of defending the human rights of Jews before (or at least alongside) everyone else's -- died May 3 in Dallas while awaiting a liver-transplant. He made aliyah in 1972. Rare is the leftist or the Reform rabbi who challenged his own as profoundly as did Forman, or who so profoundly challenged the rest of us. Steve Lipman has an appreciation of Forman in our upcoming issue.

The Mysterious Tale of Three Stray Cats

 

Let's begin with a Stray Cats niggun.

Once upon a time there were three cats.

The first cat had a strange mystical power, slinking around a nursing home, able to sense the Angel of Death, and this cat cuddled up only to the patient who'd be the next to die.

Looking Up: 24 Countries Walk Out On Iran

Here is the list of the countries whose delegates walked out when Ahmadinejad ascended to the UN podium (at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review conference) and started his usual anti-Israel, anti-US diatribe. Most interesting and hopeful, is that one delegate from an Arab-Islamic country -- Morocco -- walked out, as well. For all those who continue to link modern German and Poland to the crimes of yesterday, it should be noted that Germany and Poland also walked out on the Holocaust denier and threat to Israel.

Look Who Loves Obama!

Why are Jews so out of sync with the world?  Why can't we see all that's beautiful about Obama the way Libya's Gaddafi can? Did you notice the way he keeps bringing up Obama's Muslim father? I guess he didn't he read all those editorials and columns in Jewish newspapers, back in 2008, saying no one should ever bring up Obama's connections to Islam. But really, what did all those Jews really know about Obama and Islam?    

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