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The 50 Most Influential Jews in the World

The Jerusalem Post released its hotly anticipated “50 most influential Jews in the world” today, and all we can say is, there are probably a […]

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Orthodox Jews Ban Retro, Thick-Framed Glasses

I could never be a Yeshiva student in Brooklyn. My new glasses are too cool for school. Borough Park’s Bobover Yeshiva B’Nei Zion has banned […]

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I’m Appalled by Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank Message

Coming soon to a bookstore near you: The Diary of Justin Bieber. Or as I like to call it, Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh: Meet Me […]

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Playboy Is Launching an Israeli Edition

Playboy is launching an Israeli edition that will be in Hebrew and feature Israeli women. My own Hebrew skills only emerge when I’m holding a […]

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I Admire Chuck Hagel’s Chutzpah

Now that Obama has moved forward with his nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary, the cries that Hagel is an anti-Semite or anti-Israel (or […]

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The “Obama Hates Israel” Myth Is Dead

You’ve been hearing it since about 2007: Barack Obama doesn’t like Jews. He’s anti-Israel.  He “snubbed” the prime minister of Israel. If he’s elected, or […]

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I Met a Woman in Costco Who Has Something to Tell Jews About Obama

Recently, while shopping at Costco, I was perusing the book table. A woman was standing there shouting into her phone that “the book has been […]

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I Know Who Robbed Hymie’s

Hymie’s Deli, the well-known Main Line eatery, was robbed at gunpoint this past Saturday night. I live within walking distance of Hymie’s and go there […]

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I Could Use a Nose Job, Frankly, and I Want to Laugh About It

In the past month or so, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)—which monitors discrimination and hate crimes—has tackled two youth-related flaps related to Judaism. The first was […]

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Top 10 Reasons Passover Is the Favorite Holiday of American Jews

It has been said—not only by researchers, but also by my grandmother and her five sisters in Miami—that Passover is the favorite holiday of American […]

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Pat Buchanan Says the Wackiest Things

Pat Buchanan has been suspended from MSNBC since October. Apparently, someone at the network turned off the TV and picked up a book, namely Buchanan’s […]

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Why Republicans Won’t Ever Get the Jewish Vote

This week the Republican Jewish Coalition held its presidential candidates forum, and the visiting contenders engaged in transparently obsequious rhetoric to demonstrate their love of […]

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Gingrich Says Occupy Protest Is Anti-Semitic

As if it weren’t bad enough that one of the Republican presidential hopefuls, Herman Cain, has based his economic platform on the video game Sim […]

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Amy Winehouse: Not Just Another Nice Jewish Girl

I’ll miss Amy Winehouse. Aside from her obvious talent and potential, at her best Winehouse represented an energetic thrust of the middle finger to the […]

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Anti-Semitism Is Always in Style

With Passover on the horizon, we couldn’t help but notice what a tough week it was for the Jews, media-wise. Yes, we all know that […]