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Religion. It does a body bad.

Oh, this week was tough for the Scourge given the plethora of religious insanities committed. Yet since it’s Easter (named after a Germanic goddess of fertility and spring, but whatever) it seems only right that we focus first on the Jews and then the Christians. 1,514 more words

Outremont passes zoning bylaw that bans new places of worship

MONTREAL – The borough of Outremont passed a controversial bylaw Monday night that bans the building of new places of worship on Bernard and Laurier avenues. 238 more words

Canada

Hasidic Jews tackle drunk man outside Australian synagogue

(JTA) — A group of Hasidic Jews surrounded and tackled a man screaming epithets outside an Australian synagogue.

Police charged the man, who was said to be intoxicated, with one count of theft, one count of criminal damage and two counts of assault after the incident outside the Adass Israel Synagogue in Melbourne on Thursday. 67 more words

Daily News

52 Weeks of Directors: Rama Burshtein

Rama Burshtein is a baal teshuva, a secular Jew who returned to the faith. She joined Orthodox Judaism at age 25. Prior to her return to Orthodox Judaism, she attended the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. 835 more words

Film

Whistleblower claims she was penalized for reporting Hasidic Medicaid fraud

NEW YORK (JTA) — A former employee is suing a New York county, saying she was penalized for reporting evidence of $40 million in Medicaid fraud among haredi Orthodox Jews. 208 more words

Daily News

#557 Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Deborah grew up in a land of rules. Everyone else was just like her and everyone else knew what she did, or didn’t do, as the case sometimes was. 932 more words

Non-Fiction

"The Chosen"

“True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice”

It has been a long time since I read a book that captivated the imagination like this. 524 more words

Friendship