Topic archives: Judaism

<em>Crikey</em> survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

Crikey survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

July 21, 2014 10

Some religions prohibit women from having formal power, while others are open-minded. You might be surprised where some religions fall on the spectrum ...

Gambling expenditure a winning bet

November 6, 2013 3

Crikey readers talk gambling, Ed Killesteyn, anti-Semitism and why in the world Australia needs submarines.

Palmer misses the point about the AEC

November 5, 2013 1

Crikey readers talk the AEC and the Western Australian Senate vote debacle. Plus Guy Rundle and a reader go head-to-head.

Murder is murder. No more or less.

March 22, 2012 1

Crikey readers have their say.

No peace in the City of David

May 28, 2010

The archaeological dig for the City of David in Jerusalem thrills the busloads of elderly Jewish American tourists. But the dig puts Palestinian homes at risk and adds more fuel to the Israel vs. Palestine fire.

Make a Yiddish grandmother chicken soup

Make a Yiddish grandmother chicken soup

April 1, 2010 7

While observant Jews are selling their beer for the week to mark Passover, why not celebrate your tenuous Jewish credentials (or make some new ones) with a nice pot of Yiddish grandmother chicken soup?

Why don’t Jews write fantasy novels?

March 5, 2010

In no other field of modern literature have Jews contributed so little than to the genre of fantasy, says Michael Weingrad. So why is there no Jewish Narnia?

Hockey: Why I’m a Christian even though I don’t agree with other Christians

November 10, 2009

MP Joe Hockey gives a damning view of literal interpretations of the Bible in Christianity in last night's speech to the Sydney Institute. We need to embrace the diversity of religions and not commit acts of war because of it, he says.

QUIZ: Are you a true Jew?

November 9, 2009

Gawker put together a silly quiz to test how 'jewy' you are, with bagels, Larry David and blintzes. But there's a serious side, with children of converted progressive Jews being discriminated against like Harry Potter Mudbloods.

J Street pushing a policy that leads to disappointment

J Street pushing a policy that leads to disappointment

October 30, 2009 2

This week's J Street’s conference saw Zionists, students, pensioners, 1948 Jewish fighters, anti-Zionists and Nazi hunters congregate in Washington DC in an effort to widen the debate over the Middle East.