In case you weren’t able to read the other local Jewish blogs this week, here’s a few of my favorite articles:
- No Plus One on Tu B’Av: Samantha continues to bemoan her status as a single female Jew in DC, stating that “a person without a plus one feels like it adds up to zero.” (Carrie Bradshaw). Sorry Samantha! Hope you find Mr. Jewish Charming soon. I recommend the Gather the Jews Happy Hour this Thursday – bound to be some single guys there.
- 50 days until Rosh Hashanah: It’s Shul Shopping Season!: Jen reminds us that Rosh Hashanah is on the way, and she has some tips on how to select the perfect shul for High Holidays. 50 days away… Yes, yes, Gather the Jews will soon be putting together a guide to High Holiday options.
The Blog at 16th and Q:
- Joe Lieberman Reminds Us Of Things We Love About Judaism: Sex on Shabbat: Josh Ford recaps a recent Washington Post interview with Joe Lieberman in which the Senator reflects on the mitzvah of having sex on Shabbat. Josh encourages those of us in a monogamous relationship to “take pride in observing the kinkiest commandment.” I wanted to put this post next to the blurb about Samantha’s post, but I figured that would just be adding salt to Samantha’s wound…
InTheMoment (Moment Magazine):
- The AJC, the Supreme Court, and Jennifer Rubin: Theodore Samets assesses whether the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin is right to be mad at the American Jewish Committee’s “refusal to join eleven other Jewish organizations in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of M.B.Z. v. Clinton.”
“M.B.Z. v. Clinton is the case that the Supreme Court will hear this fall brought by Naomi and Ari Zivotofsky, American citizens who wants their young son’s U.S. passport to list his place of birth as ‘Jerusalem, Israel,’ instead of simply ‘Jerusalem.’”
Jewish Policy Center:
- Iran: Where a Water Fight is Illegal: Samara Greenberg points out the latest bit of evidence that Iran is a freedom-loving country: In response to a water fight in which Iranian “boys and girls [were] drenched in water and girls with their madatory hijabs coming off … the police arrested ten youths and officials criticized the event as inappropriate.”
Want to recommend a DC Jewish blog that we should be reading? Email Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org