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Win a free iPad (really!!)

13:10 28 September in Latest, Politics
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The Republican Jewish Coalition is giving away iPads to volunteers who rack up enough phone banking hours ahead of the November elections. For 50 hours of phone time, volunteers will get the $599 iPad 3 and for 40 hours, they’re being offered the $499 version. “It’s a...

Kosher food fight

12:05 27 September in Latest, Politics
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A legal battle over kosher food for Jewish prisoners in Texas begins Monday. Max Moussazadeh, a Persian Jew who was convicted of murder in 1993 and was originally sentenced to 75 years in prison, says that withholding kosher food is a breach of his religious rights...

A Measured Feast

13:45 25 September in Arts & Culture, Latest
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By Martin Berman-Gorvine Contemporary poetry on Jewish religious subjects is rare in America outside the pages of specialized Jewish publications. Thus, Peg Duthie’s delightful new collection Measured Extravagance (Upper Rubber Boot Books) is doubly welcome. Full disclosure: Peg and I attended the University of Chicago together, and...