The War On Passover

The War On Passover
Fox News is at it once again, alerting their viewers to what they are calling “The Unholy War On Easter”. What set them off this time was a secular display in Daley Plaza. The display is described as “massive” even though it is relatively small compared to the Easter display that has also been set... Read more »

Hobby Lobby's Birth Control Hypocrisy

Hobby Lobby's Birth Control Hypocrisy
  A new article by Molly Redden in Mother Jones exposes the hypocrisy and dishonesty of the claims being made by the owners of Hobby Lobby that their deeply held religious beliefs mean they shouldn’t be required to obey the law and provide health insurance that covers certain medical services, including birth control, for women.... Read more »

A New Purim Song

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  Just in time for Purim, and to put you in the mood for Sunday’s Megillah reading, here’s a new song and video from Michelle Citrin. That is all. Enjoy … Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach   Did you like this? You can get notified whenever something new is posted. Type your email address in... Read more »
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Is It Possible To Give Too Much Credit To G-d?

Is It Possible To Give Too Much Credit To G-d?
  Each week, on another blog (www.thetorahinhaiku.com) I post a haiku and a few thoughts about something in the weekly Torah portion.  This week, as I was sharing the post on Facebook, the comment I added was the question that is the title of this post.  The more I looked at it, the more I... Read more »

Make The Super Bowl A Super Mitzvah

Make The Super Bowl A Super Mitzvah
  Rabbi Joe Black of Denver’s Temple Emanuel and Rabbi Daniel Weiner of Seattle’s Temple DeHirsch Sinai made a friendly wager. Each would donate $100 to the other’s favorite charity depending on whose team wins the Super Bowl on Sunday. Then they realized they could “spread the mitzvah”. And thus was born “Make The Super... Read more »

When A Terrible Christmas Movie Left Me Crying Like A Baby

When A Terrible Christmas Movie Left Me Crying Like A Baby
My father passed away on November 8, 1998. He had been sick with a blood disorder for less than a year. We knew it would eventually turn into leukemia, but that happened sooner than we expected. We were grateful he didn’t suffer much and that the end was relatively quick. It was only about a... Read more »
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Would This Be Hitler's Favorite Holocaust Book?

Would This Be Hitler's Favorite Holocaust Book?
Phil Chernofsky has created what might be Adolf Hitler’s favorite Holocaust book. Chernofsky, the educational director the OU (Orthodox Union) Israel Center in Jerusalem, is the “author” of a 1,250-page volume entitled “And Every Single One Was Someone“. Arguably, it’s not really a book, but a work of  art in the form of a book,... Read more »

NBC Affiliate Airs MD Mall Shooting Witness's Full Name And Cell Phone Number

NBC Affiliate Airs MD Mall Shooting Witness's Full Name And Cell Phone Number
  At just after 1:00 CST, during their coverage of today’s shopping mall shooting, MSNBC aired (what was presumably*) a live feed from WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington DC. A reporter was interviewing a young woman named Lauren. She works at the Columbia Mall and was near the scene of the shooting when she... Read more »

My Favorite Jews Of 2013

<iframe width="480" height="270" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/v7USJs-CfVg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br><br><b>Bob Dylan</b><br><br> This year, Dylan released the first official video for "Like A Rolling Stone". It's interactive, with 16 channels from which to choose.  Wired Magazine calls it "pretty much the best thing ever".  The video above is just a preview. I can't explain the full video - you have to <a href="http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html" target="_blank"> experience it</a>.  Best music video of the year ... Dylan is Jewish ... he makes this list.
Jews are, arguably, history’s most persecuted minority.  We have it good these days, but there’s a reason we joke that most Jewish holidays can be summarized with the phrase, “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.”  Maybe that’s why we seem so obsessed with whether or not newsworthy people – and sometimes fictional... Read more »
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Santa Isn't Black - He's Jewish

Santa Isn't Black - He's Jewish
You’ve heard that Aisha Harris at Slate thinks it’s time to stop thinking of Santa as a white man. The idea of a Black Santa so upset Megyn Kelly that she took the time to assure any children watching her Fox “News” show that they need not worry …  Santa Claus is white – and so... Read more »