Recently, an interesting debate arose over at Semgirl’s place about over-enthusiastic Modesty Police in Lakewood NJ with nothing better to do than accuse women who walk with their arms swinging and wear hair bands of a suggestive color…
It spilled over onto Jewlicious, where ck argued that our brightest Torah minds perished in the shoah, leaving [...]
(From Chicago Sun-Times)
June 26, 2007
Chicago’s North Side synagogue that was vandalized last year with anti-Semitic graffiti was burglarized Friday night, police said.
Audio-visual equipment, computers and donated food were taken from the Agudas Achim-North Shore Congregation at 5029 N. Kenmore, according to members of the congregation.
“It breaks your heart,” said Rabbi Philip [...]
YHWH demands that women suspected of adultery be brought before Her. It’s surprising, since last week’s parsha condemned any non-priest approaching YHWH to death. We have a theory of what was up. Practically speaking, we imagine the woman standing in the courtyard before the curtain of the Tent of the meeting. YHWH would dwell behind [...]
First, Mr. Ari Gold, its pronounved Yome Kippour. Not Yahm Kippur. The Sea Atonement? I think not. At the Orthodox shul. the Chazzan is chanting Ani Maamim. We usually stand for that prayer. And what’s with an Orthodox congregation full of men wearing those funny ’short’ tallit? As for not having a phone on [...]
Have none of these Sephardi Rabbis contemplaed the theological implications of the Book of Job on our People? This is the second time this iugly idea has come about. Theory: in progressing the arguement that one element of Am Yisrael, through their actions, are responsible for HaShem’s wrath on us as a whole, [...]
Leave it to Jews on both sides of the political debate to make a mess of things on the New Year of the Trees. ShamirPower of Jewschool offers some nice productive ways to plant trees this year in an environmentally sustainable way.
Meanwhile two groups in the West Bank are truly making a mess of [...]
Mr. President. President Katsav. Moshele.
Setting aside for the moment that your indictment, though imminent, has not yet been issued, for the sake of the nation, you need to step down. It may be a pack of lies, it may all be true, but that really dosn’t matter now. The Presidency of Israel [...]
In the West Bank settlement of Dolev, near Binyamin community, the Yad Yair synagogue was damaged, leaving Torah scrolls and many other sacred objects housed within (and in the adjoining building) burned and destroyed. The Binyamin Regional Council suspects Palestinians to be behind the incident.
The synagogue, west of Ramallah, was erected over a decade ago [...]
Today, leaving shul after feeding our souls, we went to Kiddish where we fed our tummies, from whence we left for a lunch at Matthue’s where we knew we’d further stuff ourselves… As as we Yiddin, with our tzniut skirts on girls waists and kippot on guys heads left the kiddish for lunch, one of [...]
Great. Our very own Jack Abramoff.
The Capitol Fax Blog: ” Levine to plead guilty six days before election day
cbs2chicago.com: Stuart Levine To Plead Guilty To Corruption Friday
Crain’s Chicago Busines: TRS sues Levine, others over alleged kickbacks
Crain’s Chicago Business: Harris Bank sues Stuart Levine over $3M loan
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