Archive for March, 2014

New Military-Issued Jewish Prayer Book Has Foreword Written by Barack Obama
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New Military-Issued Jewish Prayer Book Has Foreword Written by Barack Obama

The U.S. Military recently released a collaborative effort between Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis, coming together to publish a Jewish prayer book or Siddur, just in time for Passover. The siddur is the first issued by the U.S. military since World War II. The siddur also includes a foreword written by President Obama. In the past, a variety of different prayer books were […]

Jewish Woman Beaten By Religious Extremists Over Length of Skirt
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Jewish Woman Beaten By Religious Extremists Over Length of Skirt

Imagine being called a “whore” for wearing a skirt that extends down to your knees. Even worse, imagine being physically assaulted – attacked – by members of your own religious community for such commonplace attire. That’s what happened to a Modern Orthodox Jewish woman in the city of Beit Shemesh, in Israel. The attack happened […]

Woman Burglarized by Facebook ‘Friend’ After Posting That She Left On Vacation
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Woman Burglarized by Facebook ‘Friend’ After Posting That She Left On Vacation

After posting that she and her family had left for a holiday in Las Vegas, a California woman returned to find that her home had been burgled. To add insult to injury, the burglar was a Facebook “friend” who had taken advantage of the opportunity after reading that she was out of town. Stacey Grant, […]

Where Are All The Black People In The New ‘Noah’ Movie?
By March 29, 2014 11 Comments Read More →

Where Are All The Black People In The New ‘Noah’ Movie?

In Miriam Krule’s article for Slate, “How Biblically Accurate Is Noah?” I found no mention at all of the most glaring error in the entire film: the absence of black people. Let’s be more to the point, no one is particularly “Middle Eastern” looking for that matter. This raises a number of important questions: 1. Is Hollywood afraid […]

Data Reveals Measles Outbreaks Have Nothing to Do With Non-Vaccination Trends
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Data Reveals Measles Outbreaks Have Nothing to Do With Non-Vaccination Trends

Whatever we might each think about the decision to not vaccinate ourselves or our children, one thing is clear: vaccination is a heated topic and debates about it often result in polarization. Maybe another thing is clear too: most opinions about vaccination (for or against) are influenced more by editorials on the subject, than by […]