Tag Archives: Judaism

Animal rights over religious rights in Denmark? That’s interesting.

To say the least… European regulations require animals to be stunned before they are slaughtered, but grants exemptions on religious grounds. For meat to be considered kosher under Jewish law or halal under Islamic law, the animal must be conscious … Continue reading

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So I read Deborah Feldman’s book “UNorthodox”

It was released by Simon and Schuster recently and was a pretty quick but interesting read. Feldman grew up in Brooklyn as part of the Williamsburg Hasidic community and has written a memoir based on that life and the steps … Continue reading

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Somehow I got onto a Simon and Schuster mailing list

The first email came in July from Amanda Ferber, who passed along the press release for Penn Jillette’s book God No! coming out in August. The email ended as follows: I would love to send you a copy of GOD, … Continue reading

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Read a book about sex and the bible

It’s called Unprotected Texts: the Bible’s surprising contradictions about sex and desire by Jennifer Wright Knust. She covers a lot of ground in a relatively short book. I dog-earred many pages of it so I’d remember specific things that were … Continue reading

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All I know about Mormons I got from Chick Tracts

Actually, I lie, but I’m sure that got someone’s attention. The Visitors happens to be one of the first Jack Chick tracts I ever came across and I thought it was hilarious. Jewish folk aren’t laughing right now, though. Mormons … Continue reading

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How old the world is

Sometimes I’m struck by things that just make me go wow, you know? Some years ago I’d been staying at a motel and was flipping through available channels loving me some cable when I came across a fabulous documentary about … Continue reading

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