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Letters to Klinghoffer

I shared my thoughts (I, II) on David Klinghoffer’s critique of Limmud NY (and “liberal pluralism, generally), now the Forward‘s ...

Up With Trees! Down with Jewish Rap!

There’s a Tu Bishvat video from the Jewish National Fund that seems to be circulating quickly around the Jewish web. ...

Modern Jewish Mom

I received a copy of Meredith Jacobs’ The Modern Jewish Mom’s Guide to Shabbat today. I haven’t looked through the ...

The Boy Who Fell

As the aspiring fiction writers among us know, novels (and certainly short stories) do not sell as well as non-fiction. ...

Progressive Zionists

By now, many of you will have read or read about Alvin Rosenfeld’s article “Progressive Jewish Thought and the New ...

Holocaust Memorial…Turned Urinal

Last week on MJL, Brigitte Sion offered her analysis of four national Holocaust memorials, and in so doing, noted that ...

Introducing MJL’s Monthly Recipes E-letter

As Daniel mentioned in this post a couple of weeks ago, renowned chef Adeena Sussman has launched a kosher food column on ...

New Blog

Menachem Wecker has launched a new blog — Iconia — which will focus on the intersection of art and religion. ...

Burn the Lycra!

On Thursday night, Ultra-Orthodox activists in Jerusalem burned barrels of “immodest” clothing, claiming that female immodesty is the only thing ...

Debating Social Justice, Pt. II

Steven over at Canonist has written a thoughtful reply to yesterday’s posting about his debate with Dan Sieradski. I had ...

Did Moses Exist?

Apparently the new edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica takes a skeptical position on this question. Find out more here.

Debating Social Justice

Generally, it’s not fun to see your friends fight, but when the fight is over the soul of Judaism, it’s ...

Castle in the Forest

Norman Mailer’s first novel in a decade, The Castle in the Forest, was released today. The book, which is narrated ...

Liberalism and Intermarriage

As I mentioned on Friday, much of David Klinghoffer’s diagnosis of liberal pluralism (as he experienced it at Limmud NY) ...

Klinghoffer on Liberalism

This week’s Forward features a harsh, but disciplined critique of “liberal pluralism” by David Klinghoffer. The article consists of Klinghoffer’s ...