Category Archives: Jewish Stuff

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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What Is the Point?

Saw this at the supermarket today: It’s water and flour. It tastes worse than the container it comes in. Seems like a lot of extra effort for the same ‘wonderful’ taste.

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Bring the Booth to You in Boston

I’m referring to Sukkot, called in English the Feast of Booths. Jews are commanded to have meals in a hut known as a sukkah (this is a holdover from our more agrarian days). Apparently, Boston has a Sukkah-mobile: (observed at … Continue reading

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More From the Highly Successful Republican Jewish Outreach Program

The Virginia edition (boldface mine): People brought yellow lawn chairs with the motto “Don’t tread on me,” and at least one tricorner hat was visible in the crowd. John Whitbeck, 10th Congressional District Republican Committee chairman, raised eyebrows when he … Continue reading

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Some Yom Kippur Thoughts

I’ve always thought this is what the holiday is all about. Though this wouldn’t be too bad either. G’mar chatimah tovah.</i?

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Gay Rights and Russia and Using the Wrong Metaphor: It’s Called a Pogrom

Recently, Obama criticized Russia’s anti-gay policies–and was right in doing so. But Obama, and others too, have drawn comparisons to the beginning of the eliminationist policies of Nazi Germany. Personally, I think that’s the wrong comparison. Comparisons to Hitler will … Continue reading

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