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  • Jewish Lists: What They Say About Us

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    June 9, 2013 | 9:27 pm

    Jeffrey Goldberg's recent column in Bloomberg, is a very powerful argument for canceling the recent proliferation of media-inspired "Jewish Lists." This article is a must read. It also got me thinking about what the lists that we create today say about our generation, because lists... read on

  • Who is to blame for the Doheny Meat scandal?

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    March 29, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    We are.

    Let me explain.

    Rav Shraga Feivel Zimmerman, the current Chief Rabbi of Gateshead, England, spoke in the aftermath of a major kashrut scandal which rocked Monsey, NY, in 2006. He recalled the story of the Prophet Jonah that we read on Yom Kippur afternoon. The story... read on

  • Amazon Selling Nazi Memorabilia…Again

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    January 17, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    lighterDespite controversy in 2008 over Nazi memorabilia for sale on Amazon's website - including t-shirts that praised Nazi leaders — it seems that some of this sick stuff has resurfaced. You can pick up a Nazi lighter and Nazi flags. This goes against Amazon's stated policy regarding... read on

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  • Jewlicious Shabbat @ Sundance Film Festival

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    January 17, 2013 | 2:02 pm

    For our third year in a row Jewlicious will be co-sponsoring shabbat programming at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. More than 50,000 people attend screenings every year at the festival. If you or any of your fellow children of Israel are going to the great Mormon... read on

  • National Geographic’s Whitewashing of Hamas and the Gaza Tunnels

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    December 24, 2012 | 11:54 am

    One usually turns to National Geographic to look at the world and marvel at the planet. It covers issues critical to human and animal survival. I love National Geographic and so do my kids.

    So imagine my surprise when the Gaza Tunnels article popped up. This lengthy article on... read on

  • Stevie Disses Israel

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    November 30, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Stevie Wonder’s statement on why he ditched the FIDF banquet sounds like he is being impartial. Yet, a real impartiality would be to play for both audiences. The fact that he cancelled is a victory for Israel’s enemies — and a major dis to Israel.

    A Message from Stevie Wonder... read on

  • Limud Polska: It’s No Joke

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    November 6, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    (Part one of several blogs on my recent return to Poland after an 11 year absence.)

     

    The snow began falling just as the busses were unloading for the 5th Annual Limud conference in Poland. (They spelled it Limud in Poland.) It has been eleven years since I left Poland after... read on

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