Thursday, November 15, 2018

Author: Sala Levin

The Wandering Jews

16:01 23 April in Politics
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by Kelley Kidd I spent Passover this year in Washington, DC. It was a far cry from the fall, when I celebrated the High Holy Days in Vietnam, and Hannukah in Myanmar. The experiences were inspiring in that both provided me with a sense of belonging,...

Beating the Passover Doldrums

12:01 10 April in Politics
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by Kelley Kidd It is around this time during Passover, as the seder leftovers begin to dwindle, that I begin to rapidly lose interest in the standard Passover options of basic broth and matzah where bread would be. However, it simply feels inconsistent with the Passover...

A Match Made in the O.R.

16:24 03 April in Culture
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by Sala Levin The dating ritual is replete with anxieties: What dress to wear? How long should I wait to call after the date? Is my nose so big that I'll be single forever? Well, Orthodox denizens of greater Miami, Michael Salzhauer is here to help...

An Iranian-Israeli Love-In?

14:49 30 March in Politics
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by Kelley Kidd Recently, Facebook has been bombarding me. Not with its usual memes and Spotify updates, but with a slew of politically oriented statuses and photos. This is usually fairly inevitable, but lately it's transcended the typical circle of acquaintances who regularly post items from...

The AIPAC/J Street Color War

12:28 27 March in Politics, Religion
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by Charles Kopel A new spring ritual has taken form for American Jews concerned with Israel activism. The AIPAC Policy Conference, a mainstay in the American Zionist establishment for 53 years, is attracting larger and larger groups of delegates to Washington, DC each year. These delegates...

Changed from Darth Vaderberg at Ellis Island

14:56 22 March in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="296" caption="From theforce.net"][/caption] Breaking news in "people you didn't know were Jewish": Darth Vader. Yes, some Lucasphiles say that Darth Vader's chestplate (right), revealed in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, has Hebrew lettering, suggesting Jewish roots. Interpretations of the...