Saturday, September 22, 2018

Politics

Passover Remixed

16:15 13 April in Politics
2 Comments

by Amanda Walgrove For thousands of years, the Passover Seder has evoked universal themes of personal liberation and religious freedom. Each generation tells and retells the story of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt. But the annual remembrance also has a history of being a...

Homophobia Is Not Kosher

15:04 11 April in Politics, Religion
4 Comments

By Steven Philp On Thursday LGBT-interest blog Queerty posted an article outlining the newest addition to the Kosher.com affiliates program: the anti-gay group JONAH, or Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality. Kosher.com advertises itself as the largest online kosher supermarket, offering door-to-door delivery of several thousand...

Like a Yellow Star On Our Food

11:04 07 April in Politics, Religion
2 Comments

By Steven Philp Kosher products are a common sight in most American stores; it is an industry that is recognized outside the Jewish community, employing both Jews and non-Jews in its processing and distribution. Americans are less familiar with halal products, even though they are consumed...

Loving Israel The Right (Or Left) Way

17:19 30 March in Politics
2 Comments

By Amanda Walgrove Last week, Sarah Palin visited Israel and met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other members of Israel's right-wing coalition, including Likud Chairman, Danny Danon. Many have questioned whether or not this was an early campaign move; many GOP members who may throw their...

Kafka's Jewish Ghosts

12:56 24 March in Politics
3 Comments

By Kayla Green Franz Kafka is truly representative of three distinct cultures. He was raised in the Czech Republic—a fact that Czech nationalists and aficionados will never let one forget—and is used as a symbol of pride for the Czech Republic. However, his writing, the source...

Kafka’s Jewish Ghosts

12:56 24 March in Politics
3 Comments

By Kayla Green Franz Kafka is truly representative of three distinct cultures. He was raised in the Czech Republic—a fact that Czech nationalists and aficionados will never let one forget—and is used as a symbol of pride for the Czech Republic. However, his writing, the source...

Is Gay the New Black?

13:38 23 March in Culture, Politics
2 Comments

By Steven Philp Voicing an opinion that is shared among conservative leadership, Reverend Keith Ratliff, Sr.—president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP—complained that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights movement has “hijacked” the civil rights debate. According to the De Moines Register, Rev....

Shalom Y'all

13:02 18 March in Politics
1 Comment

By Symi Rom-Rymer “Stand up and introduce yourselves,” invited the speaker on the Bima.  “I want to know where y’all are from.”   Unaccustomed to such warmth from strangers, Northerner that I am, I tentatively stood and was immediately rewarded with a welcoming smile.  Fifteen minutes into...

Shalom Y’all

13:02 18 March in Politics
1 Comment

By Symi Rom-Rymer “Stand up and introduce yourselves,” invited the speaker on the Bima.  “I want to know where y’all are from.”   Unaccustomed to such warmth from strangers, Northerner that I am, I tentatively stood and was immediately rewarded with a welcoming smile.  Fifteen minutes into...