Menorah on High

15:57 21 December in Latest, Politics

By Caroline Kessler Last week, I wrote about Montana. This week, I want to write briefly about Arizona. For the past week, I’ve been in the Grand Canyon State, visiting a friend, hiking every surface imaginable, and letting my ears adjust to the rapid changes in...

Do You Want to Friend Heino?

11:27 17 December in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer "My name is Henio Zytomirski. I am seven-years-old. I live on 3 Szewska Street in Lublin.”  So begins the profile of Heino Zytomirski, a young addition to Facebook. Why should we care? Because Heino is dead--a young victim of the Holocaust.  His profile and status updates...

What Is True Justice?

11:54 10 December in Latest, Politics

By Symi Rom-Rymer I am quite conflicted over the current trial of John Demjanjuk, the alleged concentration camp guard at Sobibor accused of participating in the killing of 27,900 Jews during the Holocaust.  This is actually the second time that he has been accused of murdering...

Weekend roundup

12:52 07 December in Culture, Latest, Misc, Politics
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By Sarah Breger What you missed this weekend while playing in the snow: Chelsea Clinton agreed to wed a Jew. We rejoiced. We investigated the mishpacha. We asked the all-important conversion question. Berated ourselves for doing so. And then analyzed our emotions. [Daily Beast, NYMag, Forward, 16thStreetJ,...

Post-Thanksgiving Roundup

17:01 30 November in Latest, Politics
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Here are a few things you may have missed while in your turkey-induced food coma. By Sarah Breger Tony Judt waxes nostalgic for the bad food of his youth, including his grandmother's Friday night dinner of potatoes, gefillte fish and compote. Warning: he shows no mercy...