Posts tagged "jews"

Jews and Black Baseball, March 21

Join us at the NYU Bookstore on Wednesday, March 21, for another event in our Revealer Reading Series: March, 21 2012 | 5:00 - 6:30pm 726 Broadway, New York THE REVEALER READING SERIES Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball (2011, Oxford) REBECCA ALPERT (Temple University) will read from her new book which explores how Jewish sports entrepreneurs, political radicals, and...

The House of David

An excerpt from Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball (Oxford University Press, 2011) by Rebecca Alpert, from Chapter Four, The Conflict over Baseball Comedy. A few independent white baseball teams also clowned and relied on novelty to gain bookings. The best known of these teams was the House of David. The team originated in...

Hello Daily Links

Whattayaknow?! Mormons handle money differently than the rest of us. Same with the Mennonites, and the Jews. Is the Fall true or just factual?  Or both?  And what does that mean for Catholicism? Or, as the always witty @danielsilliman asked via twitter, in response to this, aliens? Charisma confuses mission work in North...

Religion Doesn’t Always Work for Mammon

Ruben Sanchez: Religion Clause recently informed us of a court ruling that states that the United Postal Service (USPS) does not need to accommodate a Seventh Day Adventist employee’s request to have every Saturday off. The 8th Circuit held that if Saturday leave were granted, such a demand, made under Title VII of the...

Jews for Palin

The Forward's Gal Beckerman asks, "Who are the Jews Behind Palin 2010?"

Stay Classy, Catholics!

Mary Valle: Thank G-d Benjamin Weiner discusses the Catholic Church's "playing" of the "Jew" today at Religion Dispatches: Catholics are daring to don the "shroud" of the "victim" while Pontifigate continues to swirl. Catholics comparing their "suffering" (because other people are daring to look into their crimes?) to that of Jews (untold) is...

“More Jewish” Gentiles

30 January 2006 Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, a veteran of efforts to bring evangelicals and Jews together over Israeli issues, continued his work this Sunday, when he spoke to the congregation of New Life Church in Colorado Springs at the invitation of National Association of Evangelicals president Ted Haggard. Beefing up the traditional alliance sales pitch, concerning the two...

Woo-Woo Christmas

16 December 2005 House passes resolution in favor of Moms and puppies. Puppy-hating Jews dissent.

Argentina Re-Jewvination

Daniel Helft of Bloomberg News reports on the progress of Argentine Jews who, 60 to 70 years after a secret 1938 order banning Jewish immigrants from entering the country forced many Jews to conceal their religion (and to “pass” by such methods as reciting the Roman Catholic “Lord’s Prayer” or other such “evidence” of their...

Argentina Re-Jewvenation

Daniel Helft of Bloomberg News reports on the progress of Argentine Jews who, 60 to 70 years after a secret 1938 order banning Jewish immigrants from entering the country forced many Jews to conceal their religion (and to “pass” by such methods as reciting the Roman Catholic “Lord’s Prayer” or other such “evidence” of their Christianity), are...

A Misunderstanding Between Friends

A Misunderstanding Between Friends 23 December 2004 Mending the rift between Presbyterians and Jews. By Ben Daniel This November I received a disturbing e-mail. Presbyterian pastors like me were being alerted that the national headquarters of the Presbyterian Church (USA) had received an anonymous letter threatening arson attacks against Presbyterian churches. “You bet your ass...

13 September 2004 Daily Links

John Leland’s New York Times report on Christian rap is about as embarrassing as you might expect (explaining that a youth pastor’s exaltation, “‘Yo, God is so ill,'” is in fact “a hip-hop term of praise”), but The Revealer is square too, and we won’t hold that against him. We will, however, take issue with the substance of the...