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All posts by froylein

  • The Taming of the Shrew?

    Or what else could prompt someone to compare the criticism of high-profile bankers to Weimar Republic and Third Reich anti-Semitism? Hans-Werner Sinn, head of the...

  • R.I.P. Richard Blackwell

    Richard Blackwell, author of the schadenfreude-inspiring worst-dressed list, died at age 86. Richard was born Richard Sylvan Seltzer in Brooklyn in 1922. He struggled through...

  • Israel / Israela?

    Lately, I’ve noticed several writers that used the feminine personal pronoun (in all cases + reflexive pronoun) when referreing to “Israel”. For all I knew...

  • So if a wolf howls in the forest and only Muffti hears it, …

    … will that help me think of a better post title? Probably not, but you may remember Muffti’s post on Misha Defonseca who’d tried to...

  • Oh, be still, my Jewish heart…

    Jewish geography played at a professional level minus Jews:

  • Tandoori Chicken, Deutschland Style

    You knew I was going to do it. The china is from Rosenthal‘s Studio Line range, dating from the late 1970s. As I explained before,...

  • Shhhh, Don’t Spill Qualified Info…

    As I consider it somewhat possible that the one or the other member of NK wouldn’t mind “eating” Ahmadinedjad if you know what I mean…...

  • I (heart) Israeli Scientists.

    Really. I do. The collective accomplishments of Israeli scientists are indeed impressive. And today they’ve impressed me even more: A team of scientists at the...

  • That’s So Ghetto

    Or is it? A Long Island village is concerned about its local Jewish community establishing an eruv, voicing concerns it might lead to a division...

  • C’mon, Ladies!

    I can tell they’re crying already. They at least were sobbing themselves to sleep last night. Who, you ask? Those that at least two, and...

  • So what? I’ve been busy!

    Blame it on the increase of my work hours by 40%, the gazillion apples our trees have produced this autumn or my reluctance to leave...

  • Who is Good for the Jews?-DIY

    If you’re still insecure about what Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate might be better for the Jews, have I got decision-making help for you! This...

  • R.I.P. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman passed away last night at age 83. He was one of the actors that even I would recognize. A pretty nice bio can...

  • Medusa’s Eyes?

    Or of what else could the Charedim possibly afraid? The Syrian state press has described her as a “Mossad beauty.” A Palestinian cartoonist compared her...

  • Parnossah Suggestion: Pooch Incontinence Pants Production

    An Israeli city is using DNA analysis of dog droppings to reward and punish pet owners. Under a six-month trial programme launched this week, the...

  • Goldbergilocks More Likely

    You Also Thought That About Abraham Lincoln Dumb chick #1: What are those Jewish people with the curls called?Dumb chick #2: I think they're called...

  • I’d Have Followed the Trail of Vodka Shot Glasses

    Some people always seem to take the complicated path… Russian archaeologists say they have found the long-lost capital of the Khazar kingdom in southern Russia,...

  • Just a Little Balance

    From a European perspective, I can understand why some readers claim that coverage of current US politics has been somewhat unbalanced. I won’t endorse either...

  • Cum Grano Arenae

    As I was flipping through the pages of Süddeutsche Zeitung. Wissen in the staff room the other day, I discovered something that apparently made me...

  • For real? – Indeed. – Wow! #3: Coffee

    To avoid all confusion from the start, “Kaffee (= coffee)” is a very serious topic. “Kaffee” is more than a plain beverage. Kaffee is more...