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Roxana Saberi Released

11:41 11 May in Latest, Politics
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By Jeremy Gillick The New York Times is reporting that Roxana Saberi, the American journalist imprisoned in Iran since January on charges of spying, has been released. An Iranian-American journalist who was sentenced to eight years of jail on charges of spying for Washington was released Monday...

Pigs in Prison

17:18 07 May in Latest, Misc, Politics
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By Jeremy Gillick Just one week after Egypt began slaughtering its 300,000-strong pig population, Reuters reported that Afghanistan has imprisoned its only known pig. Afghanistan's only known pig has been locked in a room, away from visitors to Kabul zoo where it normally grazes beside deer and...

"The Coming of the Intermarried Rabbi" Jeremy Gillick at NV

11:26 27 April in Culture, Latest, Moment Magazine, Religion
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler Moment's Rabbi Harold S. White Fellow Jeremy Gillick (left) has an interesting--and important--piece over at New Voices. It's called "The Coming of the Intermarried Rabbi" and is definitely worth checking out. One quick excerpt: If the [rabbinical schools' harsh intermarriage] policies affect only a small number...

UN Racism Conference Starts Today–Ahmadinejad Accuses Israel of Genocide

14:41 20 April in Latest, Politics
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="322" caption="European delegates walk out during Ahmadinejad's speech (via JTA)"][/caption] Well, it's not as if the United Nations Durban II conference against racism was ever going to avoid controversy. The primary storyline going into the conference was the contentious--if not by any...