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A report from Cairo

January 31, 2011
A report from Cairo

mohamed1  I have a friend I met through blogging, Mo-ha-med of the Traveller Within, who lives in Cairo.  His blog is down now as Egypt has shut down the internet.  However, I captured a cache of his most recent post from January 25 which includes a link to flickr where you can see the...
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Welcome to Turkey!

January 30, 2011

 I am in Antalya, Turkey for an interfaith meeting with Palestinian Christians and Muslims, part of a five rabbi delegation from Rabbis for Human Rights.  I’m looking forward to the dialog; in the meanwhile, I’ve already had my “welcome to Turkey” experience. We came as part of a charter, which other than us, was...
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No Car, No Sheep

January 27, 2011
No Car, No Sheep

 A bit over two years ago, I reported how my car was stolen on Yom Kippur.  Amazingly, we got the car back, damaged and “smelling bad” from being filled with stolen sheep.  The car was recovered with said sheep inside.  I even posted a complete set of pictures. Bringing our car was like bringing a bit...
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Rabbi Gershom Sizomu for Parliament

January 17, 2011
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu for Parliament

My friend and rabbinic colleague, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, is running for Parliament in his native Uganda. Rabbi Gershom – pictured at left with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a photo taken by yours truly at the bar of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem – is the first native Ugandan to be ordained...
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Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

January 16, 2011

In what may be one of the greatest challenges to Israel's status as a vibrant democracy, the Knesset recently approved the formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate left-wing groups and their sources of funding.  You can read the Jerusalem Post report here.  It truly smacks of McCarthyism when those in power accuse their...
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What’s in a name?

January 13, 2011

Can a person call himself whatever he wants to? If you live in America, you can legally change your name to just about anything. As reported in USA Today, a woman legally changed her name to “Cutoutdissection.com.” “Call her “Cutout” for short. Just don’t call her Jennifer.” There are countries in the world that...
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