Unable to make up her mind about a pending “civil unions” bill, Hawaii’s governor is doing what any sensible person would do — getting advice from dueling rabbis: Rabbis Itchel Krasnjansky and Peter Schaktman hail from different branches of Judaism and hold starkly contrasting views on whether same-sex couples should be permitted to form civil [...]
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One common complaint levied by those of us who write hilarious books mocking religion concerns the huge number of problems created by people trying to live life in the 21st century using rules written down by cavemen many centuries ago, long before the invention of indoor plumbing, refrigeration, internal combustion engines, the Nintendo Wii, “organic” [...]
Over at Jewish Journal they’ve introduced Ask an Angel, a light-hearted look at the dating scene from the perspective of a 40-something single Jewish mother. In one of today’s hilarious posts she describes how she’ll kill her son if he someday marries a non-Jewish girl: Here’s the thing, I like being with a Jew and [...]
One of these is Devo, I’m pretty sure. But which one?
Tragedy in (Wichita / Ottawa / Nepal / Israel), where (an anti-abortion activist / a devout Muslim / Hindu extremists / Ultra-Orthodox Jews) (murdered a doctor / murdered his sister and her lover / blew up a Catholic Church / beat up some missionaries) in order to (stop him from performing abortions / restore honor [...]
Rock and roll contains a proud tradition of girl bands, including Josie and the Pussycats, Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, Jem and the Holograms, The Misfits, Barbie and the Rockers, Barbie and the Sensations, The Chipettes, and Girls Aloud. Looking at that list, one thing jumps out immediately. None of those bands are [...]
Political scientists Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit raise the important question: “How much were the Jews to blame for the financial crisis?” Being good social scientists, they conducted a survey and produced all sorts of interesting results: Notice that more respondents chose “the Jews” than any other choice offered. It’s also interesting to look at [...]