• Chess Champ, Nutbar and Fugitive Fischer Surfaces

    There sure is a thin line between genius and madness. ABC news reports: Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, wanted since 1992 for playing a...

  • The Anxiety of Accomplishment

    Our synagogue’s annual high holiday spiel for Israel bonds was always the part where we went to the bathroom, popped Velamints, or left to converse...

  • The Congress-And-The-Jewish-Problem Award

    Mother Jones Magazine presents this year’s Diddly Awards, celebrating the achievements of the 108th US Congress. Highlights include: Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) procuring a subsidy...

  • birthright palestine?

    Haaretz reports ISM activists use Birthright program to get to Israel: Jessica, recent birthright graduate who volunteers for the ISM in Az-Zawiya outside of...

  • Iranian Jew donates £2.25m for the study of Islamic Art

    Dr. Nasser Khalili, an Iranian-born Jew and collector of Islamic art donated £2.25m to Oxford University. The Gift will be used to set up the...

  • Ha Ha Happy Bastille Day Montreal

    I usually like French imports. Despite issues I have with the government, I consume their wines, watch their movies, visit the country, eat the food,...

  • a glimmer of sanity

    third date in the bag. early head-over-heels period definitely over. some measure of clarity and perspective able to flow in now. since getting pissed off...

  • France still sucks.

    Turns out that the reported anti-semitic attack on a non-Jewish woman in France was a hoax all along. This unfortunate incident doesn’t really change anything....

  • Not Jewish …

    Benyamin Cohen of The Yada Yada Yada Blog posted this story about Model/Actress Shalom Harlow: We can all say Shalom to Shalom Harlow, the Jewish...

  • the arrogance of commitment

    well, there you go. i knew it would happen eventually. i tried to tell myself that she’s different, that she’s not one of those “crazy...

  • Arab Bomb Victim Backs West Bank Barrier

    Geez louise. Is this what it takes to convince people the fence is a good idea? “A month ago I went to protest the fence,”...

  • Farenheit 9/11

    With the Jerusalem Film Festival still running, and the film still on screens across America, a bootleg copy of Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 will be...

  • is religion worth it?

    why is it that the only thing i want to hear right now is “i love you” ??!! i need perspective. i need to take...

  • Those French …

    The Jerusalem Post reports: Non-Jewish Paris woman suffers anti-Semitic attack. The youths, aged 15 to 20, stole the backpack of a young mother traveling on...

  • second date. tel aviv.

    second date yesterday. still trying to break through the wall of religiosity and get to the real her. How long will it take? Why are...