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What We’re Reading

18:07 06 December in Culture, Latest
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This profile of Gene Weingarten, the scatalogically inclined humorist and brilliant Washington Post journalist. Weingarten is the only person to win two Pulitzers for feature writing: the first for his account of an experiment gauging whether or not hustling rush-hour commuters would recognize the singular...

What We’re Reading

11:34 05 December in Culture, Latest

A sad, riveting look at the murder of 8-year-old Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky and the troubled Jewish man accused of the crime. Jack Abramoff: "How do you possibly undo the reputation that I have? I could be Mother Teresa and I couldn't undo it." Nik Cohn, pioneer...

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

13:16 02 December in Culture, Latest

ThisNew York Times story on an Atlanta-area Chabad rabbi reviving the practice of gemach, a traditional Jewish program that offers no-interest loans to struggling Jews. The economic downturn, Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz says, has forced some Jews to seek financial assistance. Jeffrey Toobin's 2009 profile of retiring...

Ron Paul’s Unkosher Track Record

13:42 23 May in Politics

by Amanda Walgrove Representative Ron Paul announced his bid for the presidency over a week ago, but not before taking a hit from the Republican Jewish Coalition. Foreseeing the problems that Paul's candidacy would cause for Jewish Republicans, RJC executive director Matt Brooks took the precaution...