Archive for April, 2010

Mitzvahs 101

April 22, 2010

Cross-posted with The Huffington Post
I have a few questions on Judaism and mitzvahs for my friends on the right. Maybe they can help me out, because I just don’t get how this whole thing is supposed to work. For example, is one supposed to actually DO mitzvahs? Or are they those basic guidelines you don’t [...]

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Izzie in HolyLand – Part 9

April 21, 2010

(Ring-ring…)
Ami: Hello?
Izzie: Hi Ami, it’s Izzie.
Ami: Izzie? Sorry, I don’t know any Izzie…
Izzie: Of course you know an Izzie. You know, “Izzie in HolyLand”, that whole thing you do on your blog?
Ami: Wait a minute. Are you telling me I’m talking to the Izzie that I created?
Izzie: Well, now you’re giving yourself a bit too [...]

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Good and Bad Children

April 18, 2010

Emma: Aba, read me a story please.
Aba: Sure Emma. But Emma, a short one. Because soon we’re going to hear a loud noise outside, and we all have to be quiet, OK?
Emma: Yeah Aba, because Lea is sleeping, right Aba?
Aba: Yes, that too, Emma.
I’m worried the siren will frighten her, so I just want to [...]

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The Kamm Papers – Part II – Where the Left Went Wrong

April 17, 2010

Almost two weeks have passed since the gag order over the Anat Kamm affair was lifted and even though many of the details remain unknown, much can be said about the reaction of the right and the left.
When Israel took the (ridiculous) decision to charge Kamm with espionage, all hell broke loose. The atmosphere in [...]

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The Kamm Papers – Everyone Should be Ashamed

April 9, 2010

I usually try not to rant too much on my blog, but the Kamm fiasco has really gotten the best of me. Everyone involved in this thing has screwed up – big time. Simple as that.
I was a bit hesitant at first to write about this, seeing as how not all the details of the [...]

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Izzie in HolyLand – Part 8

April 7, 2010

Izzie: Hi Demush! How are ya?
Democracy: Good Izzie, good… how are you these days?
Izzie: Yeah, I’m good, I’m good…
Democracy: Listen, I called you in for a meeting to talk about this gag order everybody’s talking about.
Izzie: Which gag order?
Democracy: Which gag order?! Are you serious? THE gag order, Izzie!
Izzie: But there are two.
Democracy: Two?
Izzie: Yup.
Democracy: [...]

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Linda, Linda

April 3, 2010

Yesterday I had a picnic with some colleagues from work.
For some odd reason, it took me back to the picnics I used to have with my folks in the Carmel forests when I was a kid. Not that the one yesterday resembled it in any way. I guess the sitting on the grass, the nice [...]

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