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Friday, April 20, 2018
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History Not Obliged To Make You Feel Good

Dear Snoop Dogg — You could have been honest about it. If you had, I’d still think you wrong as two left shoes, but at least I could give you points for guts. As it is, I can only shake my head in appalled wonder at your entirely gutless Instagram attack on the remake of “Roots” that aired last week on the A&E Networks.

June 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's Presidential Forum

American Jews Are Protesting Trump’s Planned AIPAC Speech

Three days ago, the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish group in the country, put out a statement saying they would “find an appropriate and powerful way to make our voices heard” during Trump’s appearance at AIPAC.

March 17, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Bring On The Second Civil War!

This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?

April 10, 2015
Children with paper likenesses of candle flames are among Cubans celebrating Hanukkah at Temple Beth Shalom in Havana. (Tracy Wilkinson/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Prisoner’s Release, U.S. Moves Are ‘Hanukkah Miracle’ For Cuban Jews

Cuba’s tiny Jewish population is celebrating the restoration of diplomacy with the U.S.

December 23, 2014