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Chag sameach

Passover for hockey fans

04.01.2007

The Two-Minute Haggadah A Passover service for the impatient. By Michael Rubiner Opening prayers: Thanks, God, for creating wine. (Drink wine.) Thanks for creating produce. (Eat parsley.) Overview: Once we were slaves in Egypt. Now we’re free. That’s why we’re doing this. Four questions: 1. What’s up with the matzoh? 2. What’s the deal with […]

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April Fools

04.01.2007

Check out the top 100 April Fool’s hoaxes of all time, as judged by the Museum of Hoaxes.

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Everyone’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day

03.19.2007

Especially in Montreal, where – irony of ironies – St. Paddy’s Day is such a beloved holiday precisely because it’s so inclusive and apolitical. Yeah, you can laugh now. But it’s true. Unlike other parades, which devolve into red-versus-blue colour wars, the green of Saint Patrick’s Day includes everyone – young, old, French, English, white, […]

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On Vacation

12.24.2006

Happy New Year – see you all in 2007!

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Happy Festivus (for the rest of us)

12.24.2006

A decade later, hundreds are still celebrating the Seinfeld-coined holiday, complete with metal poles.

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Merry Christmas

12.24.2006

To my Christian readers who are celebrating tonight and tomorrow, hope it’s a good one!

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Happy Chanukah

12.15.2006

Chag sameach… enjoy the latkes, and hope the heartburn isn’t too bad!

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The requisite Christmas tree rant

12.12.2006

Since this story about a Chabad Rabbi who threatened to sue the Seattle-Tacoma airport unless they took down their Christmas trees has been getting so much media attention, I figure I’d better weigh in with my two cents. My opinion? Quite simply, Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky is a first-degree horse’s ass. Why? Displaying a Christmas tree […]

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G’mar chatima tova

10.01.2006

Have an easy fast, y’all.

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L’Shana Tova

09.21.2006

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year.

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