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18:06 10 March in Latest, Politics
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By Sarah Breger MILLIONS OF CATHOLICS ARE OF JEWISH ANCESTRY Steve Jones of the UK Telegraph examines the complex issues of religious identity and DNA, finding that "Y chromosomes reveal much leakage across the religious divide. A fifth of all the male lineages of modern Spain are...

How Do You Teach Human Rights?

10:56 08 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer On International Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) this year, a report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) was released outlining the current Holocaust education curriculum in EU secondary schools.  The report advocates linking the study of that era with more...

Jewlicious, Revisited

11:05 02 March in Latest, Politics
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By Caroline Kessler So, it's been a little over a week since I've returned from the gathering of the tribe that I previously mentioned: Jewlicious Festival 6.0. I've already written a tiny bit about it, mostly scribbled notes to myself and a blog post on New...

Breaking the Silence

10:57 25 February in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpC3JeZl5LA&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Three thin little black books have been creating a firestorm of controversy in Israel recently.  No, they have nothing to do sex scandals.  Rather, they are publications from Breaking the Silence (BTS), an Israeli human rights group founded by four former Israeli Defense...

A Gathering of the Tribe

13:27 17 February in Latest, Politics
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By Caroline Kessler Although it's only Monday, I'm already planning for this Friday, February 19. Why? Because that's when I leave, at approximately 5.30 in the morning, for Jewlicious Festival 6.0. Although I can barely speak the slightly cheesy name of this festival, Google has no...