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Purim: The Perfect Jewish Holiday For Any Political Junkie

On Wednesday evening Jews all across the world will begin to celebrate the holiday of Purim which commemorates a victory of the Jews over an evil man named Haman. Haman was the royal vizier of the Kin... read more

Holiday Specials 2014

Hear a wide variety of stories perfect for the holiday ... 7:00 PM Political Junkie Year In Review with Ken Rudin 8:00 PM Capitol Steps Politics Takes a Holiday Help roast 2014 to a crisp with the Cap... read more

Planting the seeds of joy

Even if other Jewish Holidays disappear (after the arrival of the Messiah), Purim is eternal. For Purim's very essence is that it is but a beginning, a step in the process, and so its eternity is guar... read more

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The NRA Has An Anti-Semitism Problem

Purim is right around the corner. It’s the holiday in which ... of the “enemy” was Jewish. “History proves it,” LaPierre said, to eruptions of roaring applause. “Every time, in every nation in which t... read more


What’s in a name? Apparently, when it comes to algorithms, a lot.

And now I’m a LinkedIn junkie ... a Jewish exile— married Persian King Ahasuerus (also known as Xerxes) and broke decorum by begging him to save her people when they were threatened with genocide by a ... read more

The Burrito Vs. The Bowl

Ignoring the immediate political/military response ... me because it’s on a Monday morning), and any major car race, because I have fucking idea when those races take place annually. They are the Jewi... read more

A Zionist Manifesto

They have the luxury of perfect ... The holiday of Purim this week celebrates an equally dramatic salvation from certain extinction. An arch-anti-Semite rises to political power in ancient Persia and ... read more

What Should American Jews Make of Ivanka Trump?

“Let me tell you,” he declared during a speech in Milwaukee last March, “Ivanka Trump is the new Esther.” The campaign stop coincided with the holiday of Purim, which his daughter, a Jewish ... perfec... read more

Thinking about walls

The Jewish ... any way they want to. There is no opinion stated.” Still, to have left it out would have been untrue to her theme, she added. Laura Murlender, an Argentinean painter, grew up during the ... read more

Spinoza's heresy

And the theological political treatise and the political ... a bit unorthodox in their Jewish practice because of the generations of Catholic influence. So for example, on the Purim holiday, they cele... read more

Thanking Our ‘Squantos’

So many Jews celebrate this holiday ... Purim story. The spiritual leader of the time, Mordechai, advised the Jews not to attend to royal party. The Jews scorned his opinion, claiming he was “an old R... read more

Catch the Bull By the Horn

Other holidays are biblically based and mandated, hence are far richer in terms of primary sources. Even Purim, which is also ... nature as perfection; the Jewish idea that even the human body require... read more



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