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  • Talk like a pirate—talk like a Jew?

    By The Web Guy

    September 18, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    Tomorrow is Talk Like A Pirate Day, which means it’s time to resurrect one of our most popular articles—the story of Jean Lafitte—Sephardic Jewish pirate of the Caribbean.

    Here’s an excerpt from Adam Wills’ fascinating article:

    Lafitte ... establish[ed] a pirate kingdom in the swamps... read on

  • We remember 9/11

    By The Web Guy

    September 11, 2008 | 4:43 am

    At our regular Wednesday morning editorial meeting, I asked my colleagues to e-mail me any thoughts they'd like to share on today's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    Here's what they sent:



    Just days into the start of my senior year, I sat in my fourth period Spanish class when I... read on
  • All I want for Ramadan is you!

    By Dennis Wilen

    September 1, 2008 | 1:25 am

    First of all, I want to wish a blessed Ramadan to all my Muslim cousins. May your month of fasting and prayer bring you closer to the God we all share.

    In many ways Ramadan sounds like our month of Elul and the High Holy Days, which include fasting, self-examination, charity,... read on

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  • It was 45 years ago today

    By The Web Guy

    August 28, 2008 | 2:20 pm

    It was 45 years ago today when Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

    I was a 16-year old kid from the suburbs who came to the steamy swamps of the District to join in the historic demonstration and hear what he had to say. I took the bus... read on

  • Old Jewish joke, new language

    By The Web Guy

    August 27, 2008 | 1:46 am

    TERÇA-FEIRA, 26 DE AGOSTO DE 2008

    Piadas de judeu

    Num banco de praça de Nova York, um velho judeu lê o jornal Nation of Islam, publicação anti-semita editada por Louis Farrakahn.

    Outro judeu se aproxima e lhe diz indignado: “Por que você está lendo esta porcaria em vez de... read on

  • Volunteers needed to search Lake Piru for missing father

    By The Web Guy

    August 26, 2008 | 6:56 pm

    Naftoli ben Anna rescued his daughter when she fell out of the family’s boat on Lake Piru but was unable himself to climb aboard.  Volunteers are combing the area for any sign of the mssing man.

    Yeshiva World News reports the following:

    A massive search is underway in Lake Piru,... read on

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden (a self-declared Zionist) is good for the Jews

    By The Web Guy

    August 23, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    In an April 2007 interview, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) declares “I am a Zionist’ and discusses his support for Israel.

    Sounds good to me! :-)

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