Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Statement By President Bush

Wednesday June 7, 5:57 pm ET
WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ --

The following is a statement by President Bush:
Today's Senate vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment marks the start of a new chapter in this important national debate. [DB: No it doesn't. You lost. Debates over Ciao!] I thank the Senators who supported this Amendment, but I am disappointed the Senate did not achieve the necessary number of votes to move the amendment process forward. [DB: Why? The people have spoken.] Our Nation's founders set a high bar for amending our Constitution - and history has shown us that it can take several tries before an Amendment builds the two-thirds support it needs in both houses of Congress. [DB: If wishes were horses...] My position on this issue is clear: marriage is the most fundamental institution of our society, and it should not be redefined by activist judges. [DB: What about strict-constructionist judges? Can they define it? Because if they do, I tremble for my country. After all the people who ratified the constitution thought women were chattle, with no rights.. Do you really think national policy should be brought into line with that kind of thinking?] The people must be heard on this issue. And as this debate continues, [DB: The people HAVE been heard. That's why the debate isn't going to contiue. Because the people spoke. AND YOU LOST.] each American deserves to be treated with tolerance, respect, and dignity. [DB: Tolerance, respect, and dignity? Uh huh. But not the legal ability to visit a spouse in hospital, to pass on property, or to have legal protections for their children.]

Sunday, April 02, 2006


DovBear vs. The Jewish Press

The Jewish Press rules that it is ok to conduct Torah discussions in English. That's great, and we eagerly look forward to torah discussions, in English, on the pages of the Jewish Press. For now, the Press continues to publish in their own unique, but bizarre, hybrid of yiddish, hebrew and English. For evidence look no further than the psak halacha itself. I counted at least 15 errors of grammar, usage or standard style.

Can you find them all?

Whoops. My bad. I should have remembered no self-respecting mangler of the English language would use the word OK. Not if they want to work for the Jewish Press, anyway. Which is, of course, my dream. That headline should have read, "We would like you should know that English is maybe permissible." So sorry.

I discovered proof that Jewish Press reporters moonlight right there on the wall of one of those upscale Hasidic food joints I like to haunt.

Sign on the wall: Make Your Order Here

Immediately beneath it: If your son/daughter needs help in his English call... [Picture]

[DB: I was a huge fan of Bronstein's Stupid Jewish Press letter of the week, a feature he originated on Protocols, and I expected DovBear would likewise have some fun with the paper. It didn't work out that way. After these three posts, I don't think I said anything about the Jewish Press for close to a year. ]

Thursday, March 30, 2006


Modesty Kabbalah Style

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher will lend their support to the Kabbalah Center by posing naked.

Words fail.

[Notable Comment: At the time Jack said: What kind of words are you looking for: Exploitative, Shameful, stupid, meaningless, hack, confused, bewildered, bored and sad are all available.]


At least they didn't say Jewish

"Pop superstar Madonna has only been truly happy since she joined the Kabbalah religion eight years ago". --- Ireland Online, 10/26/04

The kabbalah religion? So she's moved on from Judaism? Excellent.

And it get's better, as the article continues, the Material Girl notes, in an unintentional show of honesty: "I went to a class and there was a man who looked like a rabbi and what he was saying was amazing."

Says Esther: "In the right light, and the right suit Peter Jackson looks like a Rabbi."

Yes, exactly.


The Misnagdim were right!

They argued 300 years ago that teaching Kabbalah to the masses was a recipe for disaster. Were they wrong? Before you decide, meet Joseph Gelberman a Rabbi who combines yoga with Hebrew mantras

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