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Jewish Through and Through

by Talila Carner

16 hours ago

My last two novels feature strong Jewish themes.  Yet when I speak to audiences, invariably someone expresses surprise that I am not religious. They are... More.

  • Jewish man and Muslim man embracing in Madonna Instagram photo

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    I wonder what NewGround, a Los Angeles-based organization that is committed to facilitating dialogue between Jews and Muslims, would think of the photo... More.

  • Songs of the Sabbath

    by Mindy Leaf

    2 weeks ago

    There was a new person at the pub table of our weekly atheist meet-up, so the subject came up again: What was your former religion? When and why did you... More.
  • When the Body-You’re-Born-With is never enough

    by Mindy Leaf

    2 weeks ago

    At first, I think he's joking. The smiling young man at the Free Thinkers Meetup suggests I touch, then push hard against the pad of his finger—so I can... More.

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  • The Irrepressible Jewish Mother

    by Mindy Leaf

    3 weeks ago

    We'd just read The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (best-selling author of The Red Tent), and my book club's discussion kept circling back to her depiction... More.
  • Mariachi Bands Plays Chabad Tote Song

    By Tess Cutler

    3 weeks ago

    Two night ago, I was at a Mexican restaurant celebrating the Battle of Puebla aka Cinco de Drinko when the mariachi band started playing a familiar jingle. It took me a second to "intellectually Shazam" the ditty when I realized it was none other than the Chabad Telethon tote song (the song that plays when a tote is called and the dancing rabbis come out and give it their all). Take a listen for yourselves.

     
    And to refresh your memory, here's the Chabad version:
     
  • NewGround Fellow Responds to Shootings in Garland, TX

    by Tess Cutler

    3 weeks ago

    On Sunday, May 3, a cohort of Jews and Muslims, members of a group called NewGround, were praying side by side at an event called “Two Faiths One... More.

  • 99 Problems for POTUS, but a Nuke Aint One

    by Harry Ben-Zvi and Gidon Ben-Zvi

    April 7, 2015 | 11:36 am

    DJ POTUS (aka President Obama) seamlessly juxtaposes melodically progressive nuclear non-proliferation mantras like “Reset” with authoritarian breakout... More.

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