Extremist Jews Prevent Women From Voting

'Cause if women can vote, how can the men make all the rules?A small group of ultra-Orthodox Jews has prevented some women from voting in local elections in Jerusalem. It's the latest step by the extremely pious Jews to try to force their practices on others.Israel's Channel 2 TV video showed the men screaming at a few dozen women, demanding that they leave a voting station Wednesday. Then the men pushed them away.The incident happened soon after Jerusalem's secular mayor, Nir … [Read more...]

Daily Derp: The Racist Rabbi

Your daily derp:Rabbi Dov Lior, a senior authority on Jewish law in the Religious Zionism movement, asserted recently that a Jewish woman should never get pregnant using sperm donated by a non-Jewish man – even if it is the last option available.According to Lior, a baby born through such an insemination will have the "negative genetic traits that characterize non-Jews." Instead, he advised sterile couples to adopt.Sefer HaChinuch (a book of Jewish law) states that the character traits of t … [Read more...]

Jews & Caffeine Suppositories

I have a hard time believing this is real, but I don't see anyone saying it's not. Jews rushing to get caffeine suppositories: Jews throughout Williamsburg snapped up caffeine suppositories today, hours before the start of the Yom Kippur fast that would deprive them of the jolt — and hunger suppression — that coffee typically provides.he day-long fast is the centerpiece of the holiest day on the Jewish calendar — but some religious Jews see a Talmudic loophole that allows them to ingest their d … [Read more...]

Seek and you shall Find (what we want you to find)

Via Religion Dispatches. I discovered the new Christian search engine, SeekFind. It's a search engine that ensures that the results of your search will be acceptable to a conservative Christian Sunday school teacher.Apparently there are a number of these engines springing up, mostly dedicated to a specific religious viewpoint. But most of them seem to be tools, like Jewogle which can find information about famous Jews along with kosher recipes. Our friend Luke at Common Sense Atheism has … [Read more...]

Pseudoepigrapha and Video Games Don't Mix

by VorJackVia Game Blend, a new video game is coming out that is based ... excuse me, "based" on the Book of Enoch:El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Megatron Breathtaking Debut TrailersThe book of Enoch was one of the coolest books of the Bible no one ever got to read in the original KJV. Nevertheless, Ignition Entertainment is taking the missing book of Enoch and turning it into one kick-butt game called El Shaddai.The book of Enoch is originally what spawned great works like The Divine … [Read more...]