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Halach-a-ween

By Danielle Berrin

October 31, 2007 | 5:57 pm

(The Rebbe Who Wouldn’t Retire)

Jay Firestone guest blogs a Jewish Halloween treatise:

Why don’t observant Jews trick-or-treat?

This question has plagued me for some time now.... read on

  • The Kite Runner soars

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 30, 2007 | 6:34 pm

    Without a doubt, fans of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, “The Kite Runner,” have been waiting with a mixture of excitement and dread for the major motion picture to hit theaters. Film versions of books are notoriously disappointing - “The DaVinci Code” and “The Nanny Diaries”... read on

  • Mariane Pearl’s mighty heart

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 29, 2007 | 3:44 pm

    Where in the world is Mariane Pearl?

    All summer we were inundated with images of Angelina-as-Mariane with her faux brown eyes and tousled curls, sporting a Parisian accent and shouting “maybe nobody finds him!” in the trailer for A Mighty Heart.  We heard Angie gush in admiration... read on

  • I’m engaged!

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 26, 2007 | 12:56 pm

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  • Una Noche Idishe

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 25, 2007 | 5:43 pm

    In the timbre of the clarinet, you can hear stories tell themselves: boisterous, spirited, painful and proud. Yiddish klezmer is a sound full of color and poetry, laden with history and sung by knowing voices; voices of memory, full of struggle, full of family. In this context, the... read on

  • Under Fire in Lebanon

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 24, 2007 | 2:03 pm

    Yoav Galai documented the Israel-Lebanon war in the summer of 2006 as the only embedded photographer. No other Israeli photojournalist wanted the job. And when Galai returned with graphic images and an ignominious tale, no Israeli newspaper wanted to see or hear what he had to offer.

    ... read on
  • Wafa Sultan: ‘America is my God’

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 23, 2007 | 1:46 pm

    Wafa Sultan is on a mission to debunk what she calls the Islamic ideology of hate. Since 9/11, the Syrian-American psychologist has spoken out against the Muslim world calling them “hostages of their own belief system.” She believes Islam has polluted the subconscious of millions of... read on

  • The Jew with tattoos

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 22, 2007 | 5:42 pm

    Emma Forrest hadn’t been to temple in nearly 10 years and she was terrified. Aside from the usual anxieties that accompany a return foray into a religious arena, a woman worries about her image - covering her shoulders, hiding her skin—appropriate concerns for a writer who recently... read on

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