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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

It always makes me feel old to start a post with “When I was a kid …”

 

But when I was a kid it was embarrassing to be seen in public with ripped clothes. Outside of the playground, after an afternoon of rough-housing, wearing torn pants in a social setting or at school would send the message that your family is too poor to even mend the damaged garment, let alone replace it.

 

The U.S. embassy in Israel: Washington's favorite political game

Early this month the Orthodox Union applauded the introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 2009, but I'm guessing its pragmatic man in Washington, Nathan Diament, isn't buying tickets for the new embassy's opening ceremony.

The U.S. embassy in Israel: Washington’s favorite political game

Monday, November 16th, 2009 Early this month the Orthodox Union applauded the introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 2009, but I’m guessing its pragmatic man in Washington, Nathan Diament, isn’t buying tickets for the new embassy’s opening ceremony.

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.

Netanyahu and Obama: is the Big Chill setting in?

Like most other analysts, I'm still trying to figure out the real meaning of Monday's Obama-Netanyahu tete a tete and the bizarre events leading up to it, including the fact the administration reportedly wouldn't agree to a meeting until Obama was in the air.

In a Jewish Week story posted yesterday I cited the views of a number of analysts, but  there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Netanyahu and Obama: is the Big Chill setting in?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 Like most other analysts, I’m still trying to figure out the real meaning of Monday’s Obama-Netanyahu tete a tete and the bizarre events leading up to it, including the fact the administration reportedly wouldn’t agree to a meeting until Obama was in the air. In a Jewish Week story posted yesterday I cited the views of a number of analysts, but  there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Jewish school, church-state case in England

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 A fascinating  story in today’s New York Times about the battle raging in Britain over a government-funded Jewish school’s admission policies.

ADL to criticize 'Christian only' prison

 Should a religious group get the franchise to run a Christian-only prison?  Talk about issues tailor made for the Anti-Defamation League.

The issue centers on a non-profit prison ministry called  Corrections Concepts Inc., which wants to build a privately run,  all-Christian prison in Wakita, Oklahoma.

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
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