Category Archives: Jewish Stuff

Not Good For the Republican Jewish Outreach Program

Local politics is usually the best place to see the Republican id on full display (boldface mine): The bigotry is back. Five years ago, outside activists opposing Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, called for a “Christian conservative” to … Continue reading

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Trump’s Highly Successful Jewish Outreach Program

Well, after insulting nearly everyone else, it was the Jews’ turn (boldface mine): On Thursday, Republican front-runner Donald Trump delivered a speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition in which he essentially praised members of the organization for being a bunch … Continue reading

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An Abomination Unto the Lord: The Pastrami Edition

We are damned apikorism (boldface mine): It is possible to wander into Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Co., a delicatessen and provisions shop that opened in June in the East Village, with expectations of nothing more than a good … Continue reading

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Saturday Sermon: On Punditry and Repentance

Peter Beinart, who was a prominent Iraq War supporter, and who now realizes the errors of his ways, writes (boldface mine): I have a fantasy. It’s that every politician and pundit who goes on TV to discuss the Iran deal … Continue reading

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Sixth and I

This synagogue, at Sixth and I, by Gallery Place, was one of the early sites of the Adas Israel Synagogue, the largest Conservative congregation in D.C. It’s now a non-denominational synagogue and Jewish cultural center.

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Listening While Ashkenazi

Dear David Brooks, Your Friday column-cum-letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates has shocked me and led me to reconsider and reflect. In particular, I wonder how Yale would let someone like you piss away a course’s worth of student tuition by letting … Continue reading

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The Other Reason Jews Aren’t Defecting to the GOP

Josh Zeitz has a good article about the perpetual Republican dream that Jews will abandon the Democratic Party for the GOP. It’s pretty good (the “next year in New Hampshire” phrase is funny), but Zeitz misses a rather obvious reason–the … Continue reading

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