Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one
Boycott and Divestment organizers protest an Israeli freighter’s arrival in Oakland, but the course they’ve set leads into an abyss
Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.
Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France
The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
In his memoir ‘Measure of a Man,’ Martin Greenfield recalls how he survived Auschwitz to become an iconic tailor to the stars
Plus legitimate and bastard offspring, slaves, and distinctions between Jews, non-Jews, and half-Jews
When I found pornography in my Talmudic mentor’s desk, I felt betrayed. What did it say about him—or about all of us?
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Chart of the day
(H/t Dan Klein.)
10 Charts About Sex [oktrends]
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Today on Tablet
OKCupid asks if you you’ve ever masturbated? Is that one of their criteria for compatibility?
If you’re not compatble with yourself, how can you be compatible with anyone else?
Ah–as Wilde had it:
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
You young folk have no idea how easy you have it. As Larkin said:
Up to then there’d only been
A sort of bargaining,
A wrangle for the ring,
A shame that started at sixteen
And spread to everything.
So a post about Onanism has produced the most highbrow comment the Scroll has ever seen.
Oh, sure. But how many of those agnostics and atheists are MOT?
…and how many of us just didn’t answer the question because we thought it really wasn’t relevent to how “datable” we think we are? (raises hand)
In Judaism male masturbation is prohibited. Meaning that most religious Jews will not masturbate due to the fear of terrible retribution, or not to get a red mark in their grade books. Others will lie because for them, being there is a religious prohibition on male masturbation the shame of masturbating is greater than the sin of telling a lie. If you wanted to make a fair question that does not have to do with specifically ones religion, ask if they have tried drugs or alcohol before the age of 18.
Im ayn ani li, mi li?
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