DC Jewish Blog Round Up

Picture of Bobby Flay (see Washington Jewish Week article). Taken by Emily Jacobs of Washington Jewish Week.

In case you weren’t able to read the other local Jewish blogs this week, here are a few of my favorite articles:

Jewish Policy Center:

  • A New Start for the New Year: Apparently one of the two American hikers – Josh Fattal – just released by Iran is Jewish.  The other hiker – Shane Bauer – is apparently a jackass.
  • King Abdullah For Women’s Rights?:  Erin Dwyer points out the latest developments made in the freedom-loving land of Saudi Arabia.  As of 2015, Saudi women will be able to vote, run in local elections, and sit on a consultative political body.  Saudi women perhaps shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, but I’m guessing they would have first preferred the rights to: work, drive a car, not be flogged, and give equal testimony in a court.

Washington Jewish Week:

Mesorah DC’s “Mesorah Minute”:

  • Approaching Yom Kippur: Rabbi Teitelbaum says that “we’ve gotta learn how to let go and repair those old relationships” in time for Yom Kippur.   Good story Rabbi T.  But couldn’t you have made it The Wall Street Journal instead of The New York Times?

In the Moment (Moment Magazine):

  • The Elephant in the Room: Moment Magazine gets more than one response to its question:  “What does it mean to be Jewish without belief in God?”

 

Want to recommend a DC Jewish blog that we should be reading? Email stephen@gatherthejews.com

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