Category Archives: Jewish Stuff

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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In 2015, This Still Happens Here

Though it is quite a rarity: At a Feb. 10 hearing of UCLA’s student government, four of nine representatives raised concerns that the Jewish background of Judicial Board candidate Rachel Beyda could present a conflict of interest and make her … Continue reading

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Carl Lutz Lived Here

Not exactly fantastic digs on Corcoran St., between 18th and 19th, NW D.C.: But he did some very good things: Well done, Ambassador.

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The Unmentioned Factor in Cantor’s Loss

Admittedly, there are probably stronerg forces at play in Eric Cantor’s stunning loss to David Brat, including losing touch with his constituents and general rightwing frustration with Congress, but I find it remarkable that this has not been remarked upon … Continue reading

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