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It’s hate speech, pure and simple

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Children's television shows, whether overtly or not, tend to have at their core a desire to teach. The message is not always clear or...

Yeah, yeah, yeah

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My colleague Larry Yudelson brought to my attention a rock and roll trivia discovery with an excellent Jewish angle hidden within: The Guardian's Data Blog...

No more kidney stones please

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A kidney stone, painful, tough nights in the hospital, Tahrir Square, Boston Marathon terrorism, my daughter's wedding. It started on a Shabbat morning at about...

Jaimin’s D’var Torah

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The Torah Portion for this week is a double portion and is entitled Vayak'heil - P'kudei. It is taken from the book of Shemot. In...

Who’s next for nukes?

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What was on the nuclear horizon 50 years ago?

Courageous Women

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Pres. Obama signed into law the Violence Against Women Act to a cheering crowd of Jewish, Native American, immigrant and LGBT women gathered at...

The strategic value of hummus

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I wrote recently on how Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was touting hummus - because the Sabra hummus company was expanding its operations its operations...

King of Jesters

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I'm thinking about Danny Kaye. At our editorial meeting this morning, we learned that those of us over 40 or so know that the...

Palestine is a country – Just ask Sporcle

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Thanks to Palestine's recent success at the United Nations, it is now a true country, according to the website Sporcle. For those not familiar, Sporcle...