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Opinion

  • British Jews are using Facebook to create new “pop-up” communities

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    Social media has empowered young British Jews who are dissatisfied with existing communal structures to create their own shared spaces. Nathan Abrams finds that digital culture serves as an important sphere for religious self-definition as well as offering a new and different encounter with Judaism. In 2008 a group of young Jews came together to form a new congregation to hold truly […]
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  • Branding Jews exotic: A Tumblr blog is documenting the way Jews are depicted in mainstream media

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    Keith Kahn-Harris began noticing that articles about Jews in mainstream media were often being illustrated with photographs of strictly orthodox (Haredi) Jews despite the fact that the articles rarely discuss Haredim directly. Here Kahn-Harris discusses why he started a blog to highlight this phenomenon. The tendency to use these images, he argues, have some disturbing features: homogenizing the British Jewish community and exoticising and othering orthodox […]
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  • ‘Jewish spouses matter,’ says a new demographic study. Let the battle begin.

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – One of the wisest things ever said about intermarriage came from former Atlantic sports columnist Jake Simpson: “No stat could have predicted … the wonder that was David Tyree’s helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII.” Granted, Simpson wasn’t writing about the high rates of Jews marrying non-Jews. He was complaining that the growing emphasis on statistical analysis […]
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  • An atheist Muslim on what the left and right get wrong about Islam

    By jwadmin on July 14, 2017
    “The left is wrong on Islam. The right is wrong on Muslims.” — author Ali Rizvi Updated by Sean Illing Vox.com These words were tweeted by Ali Rizvi, author of the new book The Atheist Muslim. Rizvi was born in Pakistan in 1975 into what he calls a “moderate to liberal Muslim family.” He was raised in Libya and later moved to Saudi Arabia, where […]
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  • The true colors of the UN and Israel

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    By Shmuel Legesse The Times of Israel In the course of human history, citizens of the world and their leaders and governments have accomplished much good by creating international organizations for peaceful negotiation among peoples and nations.  In the early 20th century, much of the free world banded together to form the League of Nations, which failed to accomplish its mission […]
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  • Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner? Can we agree to disagree?

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO According to the Bipartisanship Policy Center, our country’s history of working across the aisle can be traced back to as early as 1787. Our founding fathers, struggling with congressional representation regarding the populations of the colonies, reached what later was know as the Great Compromise. It was decided that our new government would exist with a proportional […]
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  • I’m Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars

    By jwadmin on June 28, 2017
    By BARI WEISS The New York Times This weekend, at a lesbian march in Chicago, three women carrying Jewish pride flags — rainbow flags embossed with a Star of David — were kicked out of the celebration on the grounds that their flags were a “trigger.” An organizer of the Dyke March told the Windy City Times that the fabric […]
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  • Does Feminism Have Room for Zionists?

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    By EMILY SHIRE The New York Times On March 8 women around the world will be abstaining from work and rallying in the streets as part of the International Women’s Strike, with the aim of starting an “international feminist movement” that challenges the sexual, physical and economic exploitation of women. The organizers of the wildly successful Women’s March have thrown […]
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  • Summertime and the swimming is easy…Getting into the swim of things: From risk to enjoyment!

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO As schools let out for the summer, children will head for the beach or go to a pool. Fortunately, my own first experiences with swimming did not seriously hurt my current enjoyment of the sport. In 1952, my parents moved our family from Potsdam to Keeseville. Both were small upstate New York towns. But whereas Potsdam had […]
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  • Jared and Ivanka do their own thing as observant Jews. And that’s normal.

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – So apparently Jared and Ivanka play golf on Shabbat. The New York Post recently reported  that the president’s Jewish daughter and son-in-law like to hit the links on the holy day, and stay within the bounds of the Sabbath rules by walking the course (instead of driving a cart) and tipping the caddie […]
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