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In Other Jewish Newspapers: Cleveland’s Chinese Jews, Baltimore’s ‘Batman,’ St. Louis’s Reform Catholics

By Daniel Treiman

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DEAR JEW: New Jersey Jewish News editor Andrew Silow Carroll makes like ‘Ask a Mexican’ columnist Gustavo Arellano.


CHINESE ARE JEWS, TOO: The Cleveland Jewish News speaks with five Chinese children who were adopted by local Jewish families and are now near bar and bat mitzvah age.


SARAH’S SIS: Comedian Sarah Silverman’s rabbi sister spills the beans on her funny sibling in the L.A. Jewish Journal.

Also in the Journal: Tinseltown’s local Jewish weekly may have already reported that the Hollywood writers’ strike isn’t a Jewish story, but its editor begs to differ.


REFORM CATHOLICISM: Where can a woman become a Catholic priest? In a Reform synagogue, of course! The St. Louis Jewish Light has the story. (Suffice it to say, the St. Louis Archdiocese isn’t too pleased with a certain Reform congregation.)


SCROLLS FOR KOREA: Koreans want Dead Sea Scrolls. A man who runs a salmon-fishing business in Alaska is happy to oblige. London’s Jewish Chronicle explains.

Also in the J.C.: A Jew, a Catholic and a Muslim have made a legal claim against their favorite soccer team over fans’ chants of “Yid”; a prominent rabbi has quit Independent Jewish Voices, accusing the left-wing group of being “out of touch”; and police arrested a drunken man who entered a London Hasidic synagogue and shouted either “Heil Hitler” or “Hallelujah” during prayers.


BRUCE WAYNE HE AIN’T: Baltimore has its own Batman — and he’s Jewish (a kohen, no less). The Baltimore Jewish Times interviews its hometown Caped Crusader.

Also in the Jewish Times: “‘Oh, this is Tiki,’ he said, introducing the docile creature to a pair of jittery visitors and stroking her thick, dark mane. ‘Don’t worry, she’s very sweet and loves being petted. My wife and daughter got her for me last Chanukah.’” The life of a Jewish farmer!


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Comments
Leon L. Thu. Nov 22, 2007

Ordaining Catholic priests in a Reform congregation is an excellent idea whose time has come. Religion should be treated as a humorous subject and the world will be better for it! haha

Dave Wed. Nov 21, 2007

Ordaining female Roman Catholic priests. The absolutely perfect ceremony for a reform congregation.




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