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The Conspiracy - February 12, 2013 0 Comments

The Future, As Said By Some Girls and Bridesmaids

As I look out my window, all I can see is graduation approaching. And maybe the off-white dregs of the gargantuam blizzard that hit on Friday. And yes, my street remains unplowed. But I digress. Graduation. Leaving this student house, these student classes, this student food behind and finally …

The Conspiracy - February 11, 2013 0 Comments

Sarah Silverman, the Pope and Some Editors Walk Into an Email…

Get excited. This is a special behind-the-scenes-at-New-Voices blog post. It’s also an excuse to post the above video here on The Conspiracy. You excited? You ready? This how the sausage gets made at New Voices: I saw something on Facebook about how Sarah Silverman’s sister, Rabbi …

The Conspiracy - February 11, 2013 0 Comments

Seniors, Recent Grads: Run This Publication – Actual Salary Included!

Seeking recent college grad for full-time position: Editor in Chief of New Voices Magazine New Voices Magazine and the Jewish Student Press Service have a full-time job opening for the editor of an online magazine and director of a small non-profit. The start date is flexible, somewhere around late …

The Conspiracy - February 11, 2013 0 Comments

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Click on That Profile

In our latest update of Bizarre Jewish Dating Ideas, today we bring you: TheJMom.com. Remember the good old days when Mama used to meddle in her children’s lives way too much, back before men and women were allowed to choose their own spouses? For reference, see Fiddler on the Roof. It worked so …

The Conspiracy - February 7, 2013 0 Comments

News Roundup: BDS Explosions at Brooklyn and Harvard AAAAAAAA!

Both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations are part of increasing opposition to a 2010 ruling by Hillel barring fraternization with pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] groups on campus. The 2010 ruling encouraged, but did not require, local Hillels to draft rules in line with the national …

The Conspiracy - February 7, 2013 0 Comments

Progressive Judaism and “Going Too Far”

In past blogs, I have talked about progressive Judaism at length. I’ve written about queering Jewish spaces. I’ve explored the burgeoning institutionalization of Jewish atheism. I’ve critiqued the bureaucracy of conversion in Israel and for immigrants. Sometimes, the reaction to …

The Conspiracy - February 7, 2013 0 Comments

The Abayudaya People Meet Portland, Oregon

The Abayudaya are a tribe of roughly 1,000 Jewish Ugandans living in and around Mbale. Haven’t heard of them? Me either—until I recently got the opportunity to meet their leader, Aaron Kintu Moses, during a shabbaton at the P’nai Or of Portland. The event was sponsored by Kulana, a non-profit …

The Conspiracy - February 6, 2013 0 Comments

Doppelgänger Week

In case you couldn’t tell, this week is Doppelgänger Week on Facebook. What does this mean? Practically, it means your newsfeeds will suddenly become overrun with a steady stream of highly attractive people who you’ll recognize not as your friends, but as actors, athletes, and an …

The Conspiracy - February 5, 2013 0 Comments

A Meme for All New-Report-About-Israel Occasions

By way of following up on yesterday’s post on a new report about Israeli and Palestinian textbooks:

(via quickmeme)

The Conspiracy - February 5, 2013 0 Comments

Lena Dunham Gets More Awesome

Oh, Lena Dunham. Every awkward girl out there now has a role model to pin her hopes and dreams on; every female writer can hold her up and say, “Look, she can do it. Maybe I can too.” It’s a nice fantasy. Because not only does she have a wildly successful, award-winning television show (based …

The Conspiracy - February 4, 2013 0 Comments

Unsurprising Study of Palestinian Textbooks, Less Surprising Reactions

The first ever scientific study of whether Palestinian textbooks actually vilify Israelis as badly as a long-standing pro-Israel narrative claims they do — and vice versa — has poked a big hole in both sides’ version of the argument. In case you were worried anyone might react …

The Conspiracy - February 4, 2013 0 Comments

That Which We Call a Rosa: Filipino Workers Among Us

Yesterday afternoon, I sat on a park bench in my neighborhood, soaking up the sun.  Dhana, a small Filipino girl made her way over to me, soccer ball tucked under her arm, dragging her mother by the wirst. When she reached the bench where I sat, she dropped the ball, threw her arms around me and …

The Conspiracy - January 30, 2013 0 Comments

Dear Students: Get Paid to Run a Blog

The Global Jewish Voice is hiring a new Editor. The position of GJV Editor is for an undergraduate university student, preferably based in the U.S. It lasts for approximately one semester and begins ASAP. The position reports to the Editor in Chief of New Voices. The GJV Editor receives a $500 …

The Conspiracy - January 30, 2013 0 Comments

Jewish Pranksters Take Hot or Not to a New Level

Guess what? Not only does the Internet provide you access to how Jewish your favorite celebrity is, it now also lets you know how anti-Semitic ze might be. Modeled after everyone’s favorite (read: disgusting) Facebook game, Hot or Not, the website AntiSemiticOrNot.com offers up people and …

The Conspiracy - January 28, 2013 0 Comments

Israeli Politics: A Glorified Personality Contest

As Obama signaled a more liberal second term during his second inaugural speech, I braced for the Israeli election. International media predicted a “right-wing doomsday,” decrying the end of once dominant “secular liberalism” in Israeli politics. One article from Israel/Palestine-based +972 …

The Conspiracy - January 24, 2013 0 Comments

People of the Book, Not the Nook

It’s sundown on Friday, and I have just turned off my laptop. I walk downstairs to light the Shabbat candles, and I prepare myself for 25 hours without technology. After a nice Shabbat dinner, I retreat to a warm and cozy couch. I settle in with a book in one hand and a magazine in the other. I …

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