Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Politics

The Last LGBT Holocaust Survivor

11:10 10 May in Politics
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By Steven Philp As Passover recently reminded us, Judaism often demands that we place ourselves within the Jewish narrative, and through its retelling live our collective history. With this in mind, it becomes imperative that we bring to light the stories of those who have lived...

Celebrating Bin Laden’s Death

14:57 05 May in Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer When President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden in the late hours of May 1st, the country breathed collective sigh of relief.  Spontaneous celebrations broke out in front of The White House, at Ground Zero and in Times Square.  College students...

Passover Remixed

16:15 13 April in Politics
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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
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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
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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
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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...