A Few Thoughts on Racist Tweets

White Power

We will never get rid of Internet bigots. What can we learn from them?

Progressive Social Movements Spurred Holocaust Consciousness by Helping Survivors Tell Their Stories

holocaust survivors

April 15 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. But how did we come to commemorate the genocide of European Jewry in this way when survivors could barely speak of the horrors they endured?

Don’t Sweat Your Legacy, Because You Don’t Decide It

Don't Sweat by Frank Lindecke

The death of a friend led Rick Gabrielly to realize that our legacies are determined by the receivers, not the givers.

Thoughts on Jewish Identity in a Post-Charlie Hebdo World

Thoughts on Jewish by Steven Diaz

Matthew Rozsa explores the divided politics of the American Jewish community.

First Rule of War: Don’t Target Civilians, Especially Women & Children

war & peace

War is insanity and brings about pain, death and misery. Peace equals life, prosperity and happiness. What do you chose?

How I Taught a Gentile About the Holocaust


On Holocaust Rememberance Day 2014, Andy Schulkind thinks it’s important to never forget.

Never Again—Now, More Than Ever—And If Not Now, When?

Never Again Now More by Unknown

Really, Ben? Nazis? Again? A scathing rebuke to Fox Commentator Ben Carson’s rant about the ‘secular progressive movement.’

The Intact-ivists


A diverse group of men who are opposed to circumcision share a common, if unorthodox, mission—to restore their foreskins.

German Courts Rule to Ban Circumcision


Germany rules to make religious circumcision of children illegal.

“Personally, I feel that power is circumstantial […]”


This is a comment by Zek J. Evets on the post “The Retributive Nature of ‘Girl Power'”.

Ten things I've learned from New York City neighbourhoods

Note 1: I still have many guestposts to publish, which I will do over the next couple of weeks. There are still some amazing entries, and they keep coming in (and please, keep sending me stuff). I’ve been blown away by the thought, honesty, humour, and energy that was put into these entries, and by […]

Memories of Dad on Christmas


Tom Matlack and others share their most indelible Christmas memories of their fathers and grandfathers.

The 10 at 10: December 14

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LeBron is a great friend, a snowman-killer gets fired, and Silvio stays in power: the 10 at 10.

Buddhists Win Google Stereotypes


What we find most interesting is the potential for Google Instant search to shape the way we think.

Muslims Love Obama, Mormons Don't

President Obama’s approval rating plummets, but he’s still popular among Jews and Muslims.