WSJ: Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah, come light the ‘Menurkey’

To purists, Hanukkah, sometimes rendered Chanukah, is the red-headed stepchild of Jewish holy days: it’s not a liturgical event, per se, but it’s also, to borrow a phrase, “not chopped liver, either.” As Wikipedia summarizes it,  Hanukkah is “the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Greeks of the 2nd century BCE.” Significant? Yes. [Read More…]

Little Valentine’s Day sex for those (old) mainliners?

On one level, I cannot believe that the folks at Religion News Service thought to get involved in doing a serious survey about the religious ghosts in Valentine’s Day sex. However, I am glad that they did. Honest. Stranger yet, it’s pretty obvious to me that the RNS team needs to do some more digging [Read More…]

Dear Brother Powers (a parody)

From the desk of Ayatollah Hassan Sanei Expediency Discernment Council, Tehran Mr. John Powers c/o 89.3 KPCC Dear Brother Powers, Please forgive me for using a business address for such a personal letter, but I cannot seem to find your home address on Google Maps. When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent me a link to your review [Read More…]

Get hexed? From our ‘no comment’ department

Let me be honest with you. I am not sure how to start this post. After all, I could simply say “click here” and send GetReligion readers to the Washington City Paper item in question and that would be that. In fact, I think I’ll do that in a minute. But I honestly think there [Read More…]

Mitt Romney, consumer of sinful ice cream

As all loyal GetReligion readers know, sometimes we see things make it into news print that are simply too good, too strange, too funny, to make up. When this happens, the best course of action is simply to share the love and laughter. In this case, here is what we need. I’m calling out Jettboy [Read More…]