Jewish Journal

It’s like Match.com for adulterers

By Brad A. Greenberg

July 31, 2007 | 6:22 pm

It’s difficult to believe this billboard is real, not a doctored photo for The Onion. Sad really. But it is, and it can be found in LA at the intersection of Wilshire and San Vicente, near the Jewish Federation building (not that there is any connection). LAObserved points out the ad for the website “for women seeking romantic affairs — and the men who want to fulfill them.”

Trademarked tagline: “When monogamy becomes monotony.”

  • Jews and Arabs working together

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2007 | 2:35 pm

    A Jewish attorney is suing two Brooklyn schoolgirls on behalf of his Arab client, a 10-year-old boy the girls allegedly bound with tape and tossed in a closet. That would be a little more interesting in Israel, but this story is still a whopper. From the NY Daily News:

    The boy... read on

  • Which nation persecutes Bible distributors?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2007 | 12:00 pm

    The Bible Belt Blog gives us this bit of trivia:

    Earlier this year, two men standing on a public sidewalk were arrested for passing out Bible within 500 feet of a school. The nation has laws guaranteeing freedom of religion for its citizens, human rights observers say, although... read on

  • Giving up on Israel—‘The Apostate’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2007 | 10:17 am

    David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, doesn’t hit the beat often these days. But the stories he’s written in recent years have been memorable—a probing profile of the wandering politician, former President Clinton, an analysis of what it meant when Hamas seized the Palestinian... read on

  • Seeking better sex from a Muslim sage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2007 | 7:42 pm

    Jeffrey Fleishman is one of my favorite reporters at the LA Times. For years his was delivering unusual dispatches from Germany and Eastern Europe as the Berlin bureau chief. Now he’s relocated to Cairo, and immediately he found a story about a Muslim sex therapist. Here goes:

    CAIRO... read on

  • Rudy not pro-choice?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2007 | 6:08 pm

    I don’t think it would make Rudy Giuliani any more popular with social conservatives if he dropped his support for abortion—he’s still pro-gun control and, man, talk about a lack of family values.

    But Mark Kleiman, a professor at UCLA who writes at the insightful, and way left,... read on

  • The evangelical problem

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2007 | 11:42 am

    The problem in this case has to do with most people’s understanding of the term “evangelical,” which is commonly used as a synonym for conservative Christian, non-Mainline Protestant or, least often accurate, fundamentalists (while fundamentalists are certainly evangelicals, most... read on

  • Armageddon, Simpsons style

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2007 | 11:25 am

    That’s me on the right, inspired by the “Simpsons” movie. I saw it Friday night, and found it funnier than any combination of episodes I can remember.

    As usual, religion and morality are strong undercurrents in the latest Simpsons snafu. Marge has a minor crisis of faith, Homer goes on another hallucinogenic spiritual journey and Grandpa ends up rolling around the church floor screaming “Twisted tail, a thousand eyes, trapped forever! EPA! EPA!”

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