Tag Archives: newspapers

Revenge of the women-hating old men (part infinity)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, they rear their ugly heads. No one is protected. No one can hide. That’s right – formerly misogynistic young men have morphed into misogynistic old men, and as … Continue reading

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An 1843 report of Passover blood libel in the Middle East

The blood libel, an accusation that Jews kidnapped and killed non-Jewish children, using their blood to bake unleavened bread, or matzah, for Passover, is one of the key anti-Semitic tropes. During the seven-day Passover holiday, which ends tomorrow, Jews mark the exodus from Egypt … Continue reading

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Stuff to read after Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher

Photoset: IN PICTURES: The world unites to condemn Paris attacks Click here for more photos: http://t.co/gkZUvKAfKT http://t.co/pepkTAJT9e — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) January 13, 2015 Thousands of words have been written and millions of tweets have been tweeted since the attacks in Paris … Continue reading

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Just for fun: razors, cigarettes and kaparot

On day last month, when the sun was shining outside, I was sitting in a basement doing one of the things I most love doing: reading old newspapers – editions of Haaretz from the 1950s, to be precise. This is … Continue reading

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Tensions and boycott: Haaretz’s coverage ahead of the 1932 Maccabiah

I undertook some slightly meta research this week. I looked into Haaretz’s coverage in the lead-up to the first Maccabiah in 1932 – for a piece in Haaretz. The world did not cave in on itself, the universe did not … Continue reading

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