Archive for November 2013

Eight Reasons Why Thanksgivukah Is Better Than Chrismukah

Eight Reasons Why Thanksgivukah Is Better Than Chrismukah
  This year, for the first time in over 100 years, Chanukah will start before Thanksgiving . It won’t happen again for more than 77,000 years. That’s right – seventy seven thousand years. The reasons for this are complicated, but if you’re interested, there are many websites where you can find the details. The short... Read more »

The Jewish Chicagoan Who Killed Lee Harvey Oswald

The Jewish Chicagoan Who Killed Lee Harvey Oswald
You no doubt know that today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. You’ll hear and read a lot today about what America might be like had Kennedy not been killed.   Although the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, shooting JFK from a window on the 6th... Read more »

The Death Penalty Challenge: Should We Have Killed Joseph Franklin?

The Death Penalty Challenge: Should We Have Killed Joseph Franklin?
Shortly after 6:00 this morning, the State of Missouri killed Joseph Franklin. A white supremacist trying to start a race war, Franklin was blamed for nearly two dozen killings between 1977 and 1980. He was on death row for the 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon outside the Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel synagogue in St. Louis.... Read more »
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