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Changed from Darth Vaderberg at Ellis Island

14:56 22 March in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="296" caption="From theforce.net"][/caption] Breaking news in "people you didn't know were Jewish": Darth Vader. Yes, some Lucasphiles say that Darth Vader's chestplate (right), revealed in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, has Hebrew lettering, suggesting Jewish roots. Interpretations of the...

Getting It All Out in the Open

13:52 15 March in Culture
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by Kelley Kidd [caption id="" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Rally in support of Tamar Epstein"][/caption] Jewish husbands, we think, are educated and upstanding, family men who treat their wives with warmth, kindness and respect. Domestic abuse? Not in our backyard. We need only look to recent news coverage to see...

How Jerry Falwell Changed the Republican Party

11:41 14 March in Culture, History, Politics, Religion, U.S. Politics
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By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil Jerry Falwell “stamped out” anti-Semitism in the Republican Party, said Michael Sean Winters, a reporter for the National Catholic Reporter—and no Falwell sympathizer—at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC earlier this week. By making Israel a concern for conservative Christians, Falwell...

Twenty (Jewish) Questions

13:31 08 March in Politics, Religion
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by Kelley Kidd Monday night, I sat in traffic in a taxi outside the Washington Convention Center as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gala (addressed by Benjamin Netanyahu) went on inside. Protest groups shouted out against a potential war in Iran.  My taxi driver,...

People of the Jungle Book

18:08 07 March in Culture
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Robert Sherman, half of the brotherly duo that wrote songs for Disney movies like "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "The Sword in the Stone" among many others, died Tuesday at age 86. Sherman's father was a Russian Jew who came to the United States with...