Ain’t gonna work on Saturday

A judge rules that Jerry Seinfeld’s shomer shabbos real estate agent gets her fee even though she wasn’t available on the Day of Rest. One more reason to pass WRFA. (Here’s the OU WRFA backgrounder.)
Read More Posted at January 16, 2007 at 11:13 pm

Of Skullcaps, Theologies, and Partnership

David Michaels – from Bnai Brith – writing in the Jewish Week describes his meeting with the Pope – and the efforts to partner with the Church on practical matters. Kudos to him for the use of “Christendom” in a … Continued
Read More Posted at January 16, 2007 at 4:23 pm

A Dissenting thought on PBS’ new Anti-Semitism Doc

The recently aired PBS documentary “ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE 21st CENTURY: THE RESURGENCE” hosted by Judy Woodruff proved to be not unlike what some of us have come to expect from PBS — a little dull, and a little one-sided, and … Continued
Read More Posted at January 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm

Thoughts on the Stem Cell Debate

Today, the House of Representatives is again considering the issue of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The bipartisan legislation, which passed the House & Senate last year but was subjected to the first veto of the Bush presidency, … Continued
Read More Posted at January 11, 2007 at 6:03 pm

Shout out to a reborn Gerstein

As of today, former Lieberman (Unclear, CT) communications point man Dan Gerstein, now making the honest living in the private sector, relaunches his blog. Welcome back Dan.
Read More Posted at January 10, 2007 at 11:50 pm

Rabbi Weinreb reports from Israel

Last week was a busy week in Israel, first at the World Zionist Organization’s World Conference for Orthodox Rabbis and Community Leaders and also some lecturing for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a think tank headed by former Israeli … Continued
Read More Posted at January 10, 2007 at 9:42 pm
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