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All posts by larry

  • J Street: A New Avenue for Ideas or a Dead End? Day 1

    Washington DC has a grid of numbers and lettered streets overlayed with diagonal avenues named for U.S. states. There are smaller streets in alphabetic order...

  • Does Taglit Make More Jewish Marriages? Or Did Jared and Ivanka Go on Birthright?

    I love Taglit and Birthright Israel. May they double and triple in size and contributions, and may they go from strength to strength. So you...

  • Ha’Am Eem… J Street? Maybe not.

    This evening in Washington DC, many Jewish leaders and their followers will gather for the two day NJDC Conference. The NJDC is a liaison between...

  • Holding our Attention Span in Pusan

    Lebanon came to Korea this past week Lebanon, the Israeli film which won the Golden Lion at Venice opened in Israel this month, and was...

  • Stewie is Jewish?

    Throughout the Arab world, during the month of Ramadan, when families gather to eat their evening meal and break their daytime fasts, Arabic television networks...

  • Arrrhhh… Shiver Me Shofar

    As I sat in a synagogue on Rosh HaShanah, I was disappointed that there would be no Avinu Malkenu and no Shofar. But in there...

  • Two Biz Books for Elul

    Perhaps you are like me? During the month of Elul, I seek out new inspirational books to aid in preparation for the High Holy Days....

  • A Labor Day Weekend Marred by Crazy News Story

    Sigh. I was looking forward to an interesting Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S. There is that new Heeb Issue to read or browse,...

  • My Senator Went To an Iftar Party at the White House and All I Got Was This T-Shirt

    In honor of Ramadan and its message, the White House and U.S. President Barack Obama hosted an Iftar Dinner after sunset at 8 PM last...

  • As One Weinstein wrote, another played

    This week in New York City, a funny play by a Weinstein about sex and holy land will open (as mentioned below) at the Fringe...

  • Nachas with Those Nachos

    When I read the New York Times weddings announcement for Dr. Sarah Sternklar amd Marvin Davis in 1996, I had no inkling that they would...

  • Jewish Timbits from WoodStock 1969

    Forty years ago this week, half a million youth ascended to the Catskills region of New York for what became three days of music and...

  • Jews in the Mornin’ News

    Some Jewish students in Southern New Jersey were surprised to find federal agents removing some data from the Deal Yeshiva Jack and Rachel Adjmi Learning...

  • From SouthLeb to SouthMeaShe to SouthPTikva

    From South Lebanon to South Mea Shearim to the field of South P Tikva… it, sadly, all seems the same. As Jewish Maccabia athletes from...

  • A News Round-Up

    According to the Project on Excellence in Journalism, last week, a third of the stories on U.S. TV were about Iran pre-death, but after the...

  • Was ‘Heart of Jenin’ Heartless or Heartfelt?

    Last evening in those few American households that chose not to watch another CNN package on Michael Jackson, Wide Angle broadcast “Heart of Jenin” on...

  • What’s New in Kosher Foods? Part 1

    The 55th annual Fancy Food and Confectionary Show came to NYC in the past week, with its over 24,000 attendees and over 1,000 vendors of...

  • Palestine is for (food)Lovers

    Greetings from Asbury Park the 55th Annual Fancy Food and Confectionary trade show in New York City, which had about 24,000 buyers and attendees and...

  • Dinner-Snack News Roundup

    Some news to browse while avoiding the television tonight… Is a Jewish school in London Racist? If admission is barred based on religion, is that...

  • Breakfast News Round Up

    My morning news round-up: Skipping the cereal for some morning material It is reported that Billy Joel’s third wife, Katie Lee, has separated from the...