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  • The Britney Spears Jewish conversion experience

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 22, 2009 | 1:43 pm

    Suspecting that a celebrity is converting to Judaism because she’s spotted sporting the Star of David is, at best, a stretch. Conversion, after all, is a long process. And Britney Spears has never been one for commitment.

    At least not that kind.

    In this week’s New Yorker, Andy... read on

  • Tony Alamo to take stand in sex-crime case

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 21, 2009 | 12:32 pm

    The prosecution has completed its argument in the sex-crime trial of oddball religious leader Tony Alamo. Now this morning, Alamo, against the advise of his defense attorneys, walked into court and said he will take the stand.

    “I’ve already won,” he said. “They’ve got nothing.”

    ... read on
  • Minister wins right to curse judge

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 21, 2009 | 12:16 pm

    Last week a Michigan appeals court ruled that a minister had the right to hurl at a judge biblical curses that had landed him in jail.

    From RNS:

    The appeals court unanimously decided the Rev. Edward Pinkney’s rights to free speech were violated when he was sentenced to jail for... read on

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  • Cancer cancels Beastie Boys tour

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 20, 2009 | 3:26 pm

    Adam Yauch, aka MCA, announced some terrible news today. The Beastie Boys upcoming tour has been canceled. Their next album postponed. MCA has cancer.

    “The reason we’re here talking is because I have some pretty heavy news to say,” Yauch said in the video. “About two months ago, I... read on

  • U.S. attorney general meets with Muslim youths in L.A.

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 20, 2009 | 11:58 am

    Attorney General Eric Holder’s trip to Los Angeles last week received plenty of attention. But one detail that wasn’t publicized was his visit to Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, a mosque and community center near USC:

    “The point was to engage the Muslim community here in Los Angeles and make sure they understand this administration’s commitment to work with that community,” Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller said.

    Read a little more here.

  • Buy a truck, get a free AK-47

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 20, 2009 | 1:02 am

    The report from CNN concerns a Missouri auto dealer who, following up on their promotion last year to get a free handgun with the purchase of any car, is now offering a voucher for a free AK-47 when you buy a new truck.

    The CNN anchor doesn’t do a good job concealing her contempt... read on

  • Praying for a captured US soldier

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 19, 2009 | 8:26 pm

    Army Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, was serving in Afghanistan when he went missing this month. Yesterday he turned up in a propaganda video released by the Taliban. Now his small hometown of Haily, Idaho, is coming together and praying for Bergdahl’s safe release.

    From the AP:

    A sign... read on

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