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Waxman and Cohen Move Up: US Congress Jewish Update

11:22 21 November in Latest, Politics
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1wse5_MeT8] In the aftermath of the election and an entirely new incoming administration, the Republican and Democratic parties have shuffled their rosters to prepare for the next Congress. As a result, some Jewish members have been promoted and now hold top positions. This week, representatives...

This Week's Links: Is it Summer yet? Edition

18:16 20 November in Latest, Misc
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs6LTIQHo04] SPAM is back! [CBC Radio One (scroll down)] A nice summary of the basic problems and solutions related to bringing kids to synagogue. [Three Jews Four Opinions] "AJC extended today congratulations to Cem Özdemir, the newly elected co-leader of the Green Party in Germany. Özdemir...

Israel Phil and Zippity Dudamel

11:17 20 November in Arts & Culture, Latest
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By Mandy Katz [caption id="attachment_1577" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Gustavo Dudamel"][/caption] The Israel Philharmonic must be the most relaxed symphony orchestra in the world. Really, some of these musicians literally lean back in their chairs while they play. Others sway, and I caught a trombone player whispering with the...