Home » April 30th, 2010 Entries posted on “April, 2010”

Arm Candy

Arm Candy

The Yentas are dashing off for a bat mitzvah in Winson-Salem, NC this weekend (but don’t even think about robbing our house – we not only have watch chickens, but a terrifying and jobless housesitter who will patrol the perimeter with poison darts and a Taser.) Read More: @ yoyenta.com

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Brises for Non-Jews?

Brises for Non-Jews?

She said that Louis even had a bris, presumably soon after they brought him home as a newborn in January. This was long before Jesse’s mistresses surfaced so he would have been there for the Jewish ceremony. Read More: @ myjewishlearning.com

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Torah Always Matters

Torah Always Matters

This was not an easy blogging week. The issue of women’s ordination brought some sharp divisions within the community into focus, including fundamentally different conceptions of halachic process and authority. Surprisingly, the most jarring phrase I saw was embedded in a generally friendly comment. It will give me an opportunity for catharsis, to present my […]

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A Last Minute Project For L’Ag B’Omer!

A Last Minute Project For L'Ag B'Omer!

Are you ready? The festive day of L’Ag B’Omer starts on motzei Shabbos (Saturday night) so I thought I’d share this cute project my almost 5 year old brought home from school today. I know you might be thinking it looks like one of the characters from Where The Wild Things Are, but I can […]

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Dorothy Height, Honorary Jewess with Attitude

Dorothy Height, Honorary Jewess with Attitude

Like countless other Americans, here at the Jewish Women’s Archive we were great admirers of Dorothy Height, who died on April 20 at the age of 98 and is being buried in Washington, DC today. Given what we know about Dr. Height, we couldn’t help but be struck by President Obama’s statement that “the godmother […]

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Forget Viagra, scientists develop what women REALLY want … a spray to make their men cuddle more

Forget Viagra, scientists develop what women REALLY want ... a spray to make their men cuddle more

Wish your husband or boyfriend would show his caring side more often?  Scientists could have the answer to your prayers and it’s a lot simpler than you might think. They have come up with a spray that makes men more affectionate and in tune with others’ feelings. Read more: @ dailymail.co.uk

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Three year old boy arrested as suspected terrorist in France

Three-year-old boy arrested as suspected terrorist in France

A three-year-old was arrested as a suspected terrorist and held at a French police station for more than two hours, it emerged today. The child – identified only as Daniel – is the son of an illegal immigrant from the Paris suburb of Juvisy. Read more: @ dailymail.com

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Brooklyn, NY – Modern Technology To Aid In Return Of Stolen Karlsburg Torahs

Brooklyn, NY - Modern Technology To Aid In Return Of Stolen Karlsburg Torahs

Brooklyn, NY – The five sifrei Torah, valued at approximately $250,000, stolen from the Karlsburg Shul in Borough Park yesterday, were registered with ID Scroll, a registration program which makes it easier to identify and retrieve lost or stolen sifrei Torahs. VIN News spoke with Rabbi Dovid Greenfield and Rabbi Shmuel Traube of ID Scroll […]

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Eight receive kidney transplants in largest swap at Northwestern

Eight receive kidney transplants in largest swap at Northwestern

Eight people received kidney transplants from eight unrelated donors in the largest-ever kidney swap at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, hospital officials said today. The eight-way “domino paired kidney exchange,” involving 16 patients from four states, is also believed to be one of the largest of its kind in the country. Read More: @ suntimes.com

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Graco crib recall: 217,000 units

Graco crib recall: 217,000 units

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — About 217,000 Graco cribs have been recalled, due to a malfunction that can entrap, suffocate or strangle infants and toddlers, federal safety officials announced Thursday. The recall includes so-called “drop side” wood cribs made by manufacturer LaJobi and branded with the Graco logo. Read More: @ money.cnn.com

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Cupcake Liner Flowers: Gorgeous!

Cupcake Liner Flowers: Gorgeous!

Gorgeous right? These carnation look-alikes made from cupcake liners are fantastic, even more so in person! And you can whip up a bunch of bouquets in very little time (and for very little cost!) once you get the hang of it. They’re delicate and romantic with a tongue in cheek craftyness. And they would make […]

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Dodging Suicide Bombs

Dodging Suicide Bombs

This morning I was walking to work from the subway station, nose stuck in a book as usual. We are the People of the Book, after all; and I follow J.K. Rowling’s advice that, any time you’re not doing anything else, you should read. I didn’t stop until I reached the I HEART N.Y. gift […]

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What do you think of the Rubashkin case?

What do you think of the Rubashkin case?

I received a phone call last night from a good friend of mine asking me what I thought of the current effort to influence the proceedings of the Rubashkin trial. I had no answer for him and that bothered me. To tell the truth, I haven’t been paying much attention to the Rubashkin. As someone […]

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Brown is the New Jew?

Brown is the New Jew?

By now you’ve heard about Arizona’s new immigration law, a racially-bigoted, short-sighted solution to the challenge of border patrol and undocumented workers in this country. Read More: @ yoyenta.com

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Mourning’s End – Understanding Sefira and Lag B’Omer

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The Torah’s Honor The untimely demise of a Torah giant impacts every Jew, leaving a deep feeling of loss. If two Torah leaders died on one day (G-d forbid), the tragedy would be immense. We cannot even fathom how we would feel if the number was ten, fifty, or a hundred. In this light, we […]

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NASA scientists last night unveiled compelling evidence of life on Mars.

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A special mission to the Red Planet has revealed the likely presence of a form of pond scum – the building blocks of life as we know it. NASA unveiled the results of the recent Opportunity and Spirit probes sent millions of miles through the solar system to discover signs of extraterrestrial life. Read more: […]

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Arizona immigrant law energizes Hispanics, Democrats

Arizona immigrant law energizes Hispanics, Democrats

Protest organizers said on Wednesday outrage over the Arizona law — which seeks to drive illegal immigrants out of the state bordering Mexico — has galvanized Latinos and would translate into a higher turnout for May Day rallies in more than 70 U.S. cities. Read More: @ reuters.com

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Report: Obama promised Abbas a Palestinian state within two years

Report: Obama promised Abbas a Palestinian state within two years

U.S. President Barack Obama told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he was committed to seeing the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state within two years, an Egyptian official told the Arabic-language daily Al-Hayat on Thursday. Read More: @ Yiddishnayes.com

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Has Noah’s Ark Been Found on Turkish Mountaintop?

Has Noah's Ark Been Found on Turkish Mountaintop?

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say wooden remains they have discovered on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey are the remains of Noah’s Ark. The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old, meaning they date to around the same time the ark was said to be afloat. Mt. […]

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Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion

Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion

The 22-week infant died one day later in intensive care at a hospital in the mother’s home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled. Read More: @ Telegraph.co.uk

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iPad Torah has sofrim worried

iPad Torah has sofrim worried

Sofrim in Monsey are scrambling for new clients quickly before the new iPad Torah becomes too popular. The iPad Torah app is predicted to reduce the need for new sifrei torah. We have just learned that Rustybrick, a tech company from the Monsey area have invented the iPad Torah app as a cost cutting measure […]

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Use A Cookie Cutter To Make Bird-Shaped Cakes!

Use A Cookie Cutter To Make Bird-Shaped Cakes!

Did you realize that you can use cookie cutters to cut cute little cakes in any shape your heart desires? And if you’re an expert with the frosting (which I am not) you could really make some gorgeous little treats! Just make sure your cake isn’t too high and you are in business. Yes, there […]

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The “real” Sarah Silverman

The "real" Sarah Silverman

Last Friday I went to a sold-out book reading in Coolidge Corner. Sarah Silverman, probably the most (in)famous Jewish woman comedian today, was reading from her new memoir, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. Since she is without a doubt a “Jewess with attitude,” I thought it was important that I be there. […]

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Weird Kosher Fish

Weird Kosher Fish

We all make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect. I, for one, am wearing non-matching socks right now. Oops! The same goes for websites. This morning, we received an e-mail at the MJL help desk informing us of a mistake on our Kosher Fish List article. Being that we don’t want people to eat a fish that they […]

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Stuff single girls like

Stuff single girls like

I was going to write this one, but the young lady who authors Frum N’ Flipping sent me this pretty comprehensive list. This is obviously a post written from a more frum perspective and from that of the older (over 21) girl that is in the shidduch crisis. Rumor has it that the author may […]

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Late Polish president’s twin brother to seek top job

Late Polish president's twin brother to seek top job

Poles are due to elect a new president on June 20 following the death of Lech Kaczynski, along with 95 other people, mostly senior Polish officials, in a plane crash in Russia on April 10. Despite an increase of sympathy for the Kaczynski family, opinion polls show Acting President Bronislaw Komorowski of the centrist Civic […]

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Holder: Federal court challenge to new immigration law possible

Holder: Federal court challenge to new immigration law possible

Washington (CNN) — A federal court challenge to a new Arizona law aimed at curbing illegal immigration isn’t out of the question, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. Holder said that the Justice Department was working with the Department of Homeland Security to “decide exactly how we are going to react to it.” Read More: […]

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US: Hizbullah Has One of World’s Largest Missile Arsenals

US: Hizbullah Has One of World’s Largest Missile Arsenals

Syria is helping Hizbullah stockpile “far more rockets and missiles than most governments in the world,” U.S.  Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday at a joint press conference with visiting Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Read More: @ israelnationalnews.com

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Opponents of immigration law call for boycott of Arizona Iced Tea – but it is brewed in New York!

Opponents of immigration law call for boycott of Arizona Iced Tea - but it is brewed in New York!

Opponents of Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law are calling for a boycott of the state’s products – including the popular Arizona Iced Tea. The problem: Arizona Iced Tea is actually brewed in New York. Online, misguided tea fans vowed to switch to Lipton or Snapple. Read More: @ nydailynews.com

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Bin Laden had ‘no clue’ about Sept. 11 retaliation

Bin Laden had 'no clue' about Sept. 11 retaliation

WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden had no idea the U.S. would hit al-Qaida as hard as it has since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a former bin Laden associate tells WTOP in an exclusive interview. “I’m 100 percent sure they had no clue about what was going to happen,” says Noman Benotman, who was head […]

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