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  • On Iran deal, Hoyer’s red lines are not AIPAC’s

    Ahead of the Iran deal, Steny Hoyer seems to have chosen Menu B, for backing it. Which is not good for plans by opponents to bury it. A statement from the Maryland Democrat late Thursday drew its red lines from a bipartisan letter posted last week by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Hoyer’s… More ▸

  • Camp where Debbie Friedman began Jewish folk movement marks 50 years

    Whether it’s first love or night swimming, many American Jews have nostalgic memories from Jewish summer camp. For the first class of campers to attend the Union for Reform Judaism’s flagship camp in Warwick, New York, those memories are about to turn 50 years old. The URJ’s Kutz Camp, known for being the birthplace of modern… More ▸

  • WATCH: Ad tells Chuck Schumer to tip balance in Iran talks

    Influential Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has being doing a delicate balancing act when it comes to the nuclear talks with Iran — giving President Barack Obama room to negotiate but also joining Republicans in pushing for a Congressional “backstop.” With the talks now extended at least a week, a right-wing political advocacy group is trying to… More ▸

  • Are you a mensch? You can be featured in a film

    Have you ever wondered if you could scientifically become more of a mensch? Or do you want to be featured in a film by a renowned Internet innovator? Either way, Tiffany Shlain has you covered. The award-winning Bay Area filmmaker — who is also known for founding the Webby Awards and the International Academy of… More ▸

  • Seamless goes ‘kosher style’ (bacon included)

    Kosher users of the popular food-delivery website Seamless may have noticed a subtle but significant change in recent weeks: The website’s category for kosher eateries has shifted from “kosher” to “kosher style.” In New York, that means seekers of kosher food will find not only mainstays like hummus, pastrami sandwiches and matzah-ball soup on their lists, but also shrimp cocktails, ham… More ▸

  • Boteach: Gay marriage decision is ‘welcome’

    It probably shouldn’t surprise that “America’s rabbi” has endorsed last week’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. As the author of “Kosher Sex” and “Kosher Adultery,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has long championed a liberal view of sexuality. Just days after two leading Orthodox institutions — the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America and the centrist Orthodox Rabbinical… More ▸

  • Amazon and eBay crack down on Confederate flags, but leave swastikas

    Don’t try to search for Confederate flag memorabilia on Amazon or eBay right now – you won’t find much. In the fallout from the Charleston church shooting last week – perpetrated by a 21-year-old with a fondness for the Confederate flag – the online retailers have removed most products featuring the Confederate flag from their… More ▸