Category Archives: Jewish Stuff

Just a Minor Existential Threat

With all of the Republican post-mortems regarding the 2022 election, it’s still amazing they don’t recognize the elephant in the room (SWIDT?): White Christian supremacy. Which brings us to this election day poll of American Jews (boldface mine): The Election … Continue reading

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Synagogue in a Time of COVID (Why We Need Good Prevalence Measures)

So Monday and Tuesday were Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It’s the first time my family and I attended in person since the pandemic. We got there very early, under the (correct) assumption that it wouldn’t be crowded then*, … Continue reading

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Hanukah on 16th

Observed at the corner of 16th and Q Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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When Certain Religions Are No Longer Primus Inter Pares

The nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is Catholic, has, once again, moved religious conflict into the political arena (let’s be clear, this is, in part, a cynical move by a very cynical administration to peel off Catholic … Continue reading

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Stop Talking About ‘Love’ And ‘Hate.’ Bigotries Are Ideologies

While I’m gladdened by the outpouring of support after another synagogue shooting, I’m getting tired of framing this as a battle between ‘love’ and ‘hate.’ Bigotries, whether they be anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, or racist, are not just psychological dysfunctions, nor are … Continue reading

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Republican Senator Chuck Grassley Uses Anti-Semitism

There’s a lot to say about the Kavanaugh disaster, and I might have more to say later (hopefully, it won’t be too derivative–there are professionals who are paid to be Johnny on the spot for these kinds of events). But … Continue reading

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The Most Harmful–For Stephen Miller–Thing About That Politico Piece

If you haven’t read it yet, elite racist and White House official Stephen Miller’s uncle takes Miller to task over his disgusting views on immigrants. It’s powerful and well-written, but, arguably, the most damaging thing to Miller is that it … Continue reading

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Republicans Still Have A Jewish Problem

I might have mentioned my despair over the Republican Jewish outreach program a few times. Today’s installment is from former Republican Congressman and former Lord High Marshall of the District of Columbia, Jason Chaffetz (boldface mine): We need more good … Continue reading

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Not A Good Day For A Jewish Charlottesville Congregation

Leaving aside what motivates the median Trump supporter, one of the key motivations, if not the key motivation, of Neo-Nazis specifically is anti-Semitism. Which makes this report all the more disturbing (boldface mine): On Saturday morning, I stood outside our … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Charlottesville

In no particular order: Nazis murdered someone. That needs to be stated clearly. The President of the United States was unwilling to condemn white Christian supremacy or Nazis. Nazis. This shouldn’t be surprising, however, as Il Trumpe’s father was arrested … Continue reading

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