Monthly Archives: June 2011

Blog Goes on Vacation

I’ll be away for most of this week and frantically planning my wedding for much of the next (week or two). Please excuse my temporary absence… I’ll be back with more thoughts about Jews in no time!

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Can Jews Stand Each Other?

This article, by a Jewish (American?) Zionist, is thought-provoking. He thoughtfully considers the question of whether Israel can tolerate Jews who don’t wish to be identified as subscribers to Judaism; if, as he suggests, the answer is yes, can it … Continue reading

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Those Cosmopolitan Jews

I have always had an exaggerated interest in the notion of a homeland. Having been born in one country, spent my childhood in another and living my adulthood in a third, I feel defined by my lack of a place of origin … Continue reading

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Reflections on Pentecost

After celebrating Pentecost this past Sunday, I was reading through the beginning of the book of Acts and noticed a scene I had always missed before. After the Holy Spirit is descended upon the disciples, Peter and John go to the … Continue reading

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They (Still) Hate Us Because of God

After the lively debate on Facebook sparked by the last post about whether anti-Semitism is really different from other ethnic hatreds, I was hoping to move on from the topic for a while. But apparently I’m not quite done. The issue … Continue reading

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They Hate Us Because of God

I recently read an article on a Jewish site about anti-semitism – very much worth taking a look at (follow the links). The short summary is that anti-Semitism cannot be explained by sociological reasons, because every sociological reason that has been cited … Continue reading

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An Israeli Hebrew Catholic Heads the Roman Rota

The Roman Rota is now headed by an Israeli convert to Catholicism. David Maria Jaeger grew up the son of a famous high school teacher and received a religious Jewish education. I’m a loyal and patriotic son of our people and … Continue reading

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