Mishmash

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July 18, 2013

Alex Simone: Car radio — FM 100.7 The Bay Chaim Kalish:  YouTube. You find new music, you get links, and then follow one link to the next. Rachael Siegel-Berele:  I listen to Spotify a lot, but I hate it because I can’t make CDs. I also do Pandora. But it makes me sad that I can’t CONTINUE »

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BY Rabbi Yitzchak Jaffe
July 18, 2013

By Rabbi Ari D. Kahn OU Press 2012 Whenever I set out to read a book like this, I get nervous. In my experience, most are poorly written at best and vapid, wearisome and intellectually void at worst. So you can imagine my pleasant surprise as I read through the gems offered on every page CONTINUE »

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July 11, 2013

Abraham H. Foxman and Christopher Wolf Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 It is rather dismaying to read this book’s first hundred or so pages. The authors painstakingly describe the types of bigotry and hate speech that are spreading online and discuss the legal and practical roadblocks in preventing the dissemination of such messages. Even defining hate speech CONTINUE »