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Posted: Wed, 04/28/2010 - 16:32 | Political Insider

This week I wrote about changing outlooks on the U.S..-Israel alliance and fears among American Jewish leaders about what that may mean for the “special relationship” between the two countries.

Posted: Wed, 04/28/2010 - 14:26 | Jewish Techs

There will no doubt be many times when a new app is released for Apple's iPad and people exclaim something to the effect of "Well, it was only a matter of time until someone created that!"

This was certainly the case yesterday, when RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology, released its first iPad app. Approved by Apple, it is named the iPad Torah, and is essentially a scan of the Torah scroll on the iPad screen.

Posted: Wed, 04/28/2010 - 11:38 | Adam Dickter's Continuum

If you Google Sandra Bullock and Jewish, you will get pages and pages of back-and-forth about the Oscar-winning actress' heritage.  WikiAnswers says Bullock was "born in Arlington, Virginia US but her mother was from Nuernberg Germany. Sandra Bullock is Jewish half jewish no doubt" [sic].

Posted: Wed, 04/28/2010 - 10:53 | Route 17

Today, on Pesach Sheni, the best Jewish holiday no one ever heard of, one reader kindly requested a reprint of story I wrote years ago that doesn't seem to be available online. Here's a slightly edited version.

Posted: Wed, 04/28/2010 - 10:11 | Abigail in Love (Maybe)

"The last two weeks of August are when kids are out of school in Israel and since so many people will be away from the office, I need to know if you will be able to work," my boss said to me.

In other words: Can the office count on me, a single, childless woman, to hold down the fort when everyone else is home with her kids?

Posted: Tue, 04/27/2010 - 20:22 | Political Insider

The Jerusalem Post is reporting merger talks between the American Jewish Committee and the American Jewish Congress.

Pardon me while I snort.

In 23 years on this beat, I can't tell you how many times I've written about rumors of a merger between these two groups that have sometimes quarreled over which has the right to be called "AJC." It's never amounted to much except talk.