Archive for the 'Being A Jew' Category

THIS IS OH SO VERY BUDDHISH…

November 24th, 2013

In Buddhism, thinking is already action. By your thinking, you can destroy the world. but, it’s equally true that your thinking can save the world and bring healing. p. 82 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT VII…

December 14th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT VI…

December 13th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT V…

December 12th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT IV…

December 11th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT III…

December 10th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT II…

December 9th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT I…

December 8th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

JIMMY CARTER ON GAZA AND PALESTINE…

December 3rd, 2012

There is no American politician, hell no living politician on the planet, whom I respect more than President Jimmy Carter. What he says here, and what The New York Times published yesterday, goes to the heart of why, as someone who speaks out for social justice, as an American, as a Jew, I do not […]

WHY THOSE UNGRATEFUL SODS…

November 25th, 2012

From The Jerusalem Post: Few are aware that just as the intense rocketing of Israel’s metropolitan areas was ramped up, the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Gaza Strip was reopened early last week. Trucks laden with foodstuffs and supplies were allowed through to those who were lobbing missiles at Israeli civilians. Undoubtedly, these consignments didn’t […]

I’VE PUSHED THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE…

November 25th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: Few things are more depressing than paying attention to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The carnage and mutual hatred seem infinite. The arguments are so repetitive and fruitless. As is true in all wars, including those depicted in pleasing good-vs-evil terms, atrocities end up being committed by all sides, leading one to want to […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA ON RAINING MISSILES…

November 20th, 2012

I THINK MY HEAD MAY EXPLODE…

November 19th, 2012

[Update at 1834: Another perspective brought to my attention by she who Writes Likes She Talks. I don’t know how to talk about what is happening here but it’s probably less about writers’ block than readers’ block. It says so much about the state of our discourse that the surest way to enrage everyone is […]

MIDDLE AGE, STONE AGE, WHATEVER…

November 18th, 2012

7:55 P.M. Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Israel’s operation in Gaza: “The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years.” We know how this worked in Vietnam. Why do we think there is a difference anywhere else in the world?

MY RESPONSE TO THE PUNISHING OF GAZA…

November 18th, 2012

Via my Facebook self: A principled man whom I admire posted this link with the note that “#21 makes me :’( .” I replied: Good morning, If only our own media published photos of the innocents injured, maimed and murdered by our own Hellfire missiles launched from our own Predator drones at first responders treating […]

WHEN THE NAILS ARE ALL GONE…?

November 16th, 2012

Yousef Munayyer writes: Israel does not like to admit it doesn’t have the military might to accomplish something. But when it comes to relations with Palestinians, and with Gaza in particular, there is no military solution. Israel has tried assassinating Palestinian leaders for decades but the resistance persists. Israel launched a devastating and brutal war […]

BUT THE TEA PARTY LOVES JOSH MANDEL…!

October 13th, 2012

Charles P. Pierce writes: One of the little miracles of this election season is that Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, an unrepentant and unreconstructed liberal, is on his way to winning re-election easily despite having had been carpet-bombed by Karl Rove and the rest of the corporate flying monkeys. This has a lot to do with […]

RABBIS SUE FOR ORAL PENIS SUCTION RIGHT…

October 13th, 2012

Mano Singham writes: The city passed the law over the rabbis’ objections and it was due to go into effect on October 21. Now the Central Rabbinical Congress of the USA and Canada, Agudath Israel of America, International Bris Association and three rabbis have gone to court to stop implementation of the law. Why? Religious […]

DO FREEDOM SONGS MATTER…?

September 29th, 2012

0649: Ode to the people of Gaza

DON’T BURN THEM, GIVE THEM TO PALESTINIANS…

September 26th, 2012

Daniel Estrin writes: An influential ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi ordered his followers this week to burn their iPhones, the latest move in a campaign by the insular community to encourage its members to keep the outside world — and specifically the Internet — at bay. The decree by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, 84, came ahead of Judaism’s […]

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