Month: October 2017

Conservative Movement, Intermarriage

Conservative Judaism’s Double Message on Intermarriage

Groom breaks glass at Jewish wedding. Bride stands alongside. View is from the knee down

The Conservative Movement has issued a clarification regarding its stance on intermarriage that has many rabbis up in arms. Pretty much, it’s just a doubling down of a double message: We don’t perform marriage between a Jew and a non-Jew. We welcome interfaith couples. It’s a stance that makes no sense. Because either you welcome …

Orthodox celebrities

Mayim Bialik Blamed for Blaming the Victim

Mayim Bialik in a modest outfit

With all the talk about Harvey Weinstein, all the female celebrities are weighing in. Mayim Bialik talked about how dressing modestly protected her from predators like Weinstein. Alas, her words were taken out of context and she is being criticized for blaming the victim. This article in the Forward by an Orthodox Jewish journalist, still …

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Michael Chabon SuperJew

Michael Chabon signing his book at a book signing in 2006

The Elder of Ziyon blog took Michael Chabon to task for lecturing Jews on how to behave: Now [Trump’s] coming after you. The question is: what are you going to do about it? If you don’t feel, or can’t show, any concern, pain or understanding for the persecution and demonization of others, at least show …