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The truth is, being asked to choose between Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox is like being asked whether you want Pepsi, Coke, or black coffee from the 40-cup urn.


What we want are cold brew and single origin pour-over—better yet, a chemistry set and a Soda Stream, the ingredients to concoct something new, something ours, something real.

My Journey to the New Jerusalem

[this is very very good]

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You want the truth? We’ve had it. We’ve had it with the delusional nationalists who are leading Israel to destruction, and we’ve had it with the visionary leftists who are stoning Israel. We’ve had it with the skullcap-wearing post-Zionists who are burying Zionism in the hills, and we’ve had it with the bespectacled post-Zionists who are depicting Zionism as a series of crimes. We’ve had it with the messianic believers in the entire Land of Israel, who don’t understand that without dividing the land, there will be no state, and we’ve had it with the messianic believers in a perfect peace, who don’t understand Hamas and the Islamic State and don’t know where they are living.

Back to liberal Zionism - Opinion Israel News | Haaretz

This is behind Haaretz’s paywall but it’s well worth reading.

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People complain Kardashian is famous for being famous, but it’s more true to say she’s famous for being a hardworking and savvy businesswoman. Kim Kardashian—and maybe Kim Kardashian alone—has figured out how to make a fortune on the countless hours of emotional labor most women are expected to perform for free: smiling, looking pretty, being accommodating, being charming, being a good hostess. These are the skills a celebrity appearance entails. Anyone who’s performed them knows in their bones these activities are actual labor, and I encourage those who disagree to spend three hours sitting absolutely still in makeup chair and consider further. If wearing fully-styled hair and makeup at all times were actually effortless, a lot more people would do it, and I’d quit my job and buy stock in false eyelashes. Kim Kardashian is what getting paid for “women’s” work looks like.
Toward a Unified Theory of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood | Brooklyn Magazine

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Already this year, the number of migrants arriving by boat on Italy’s shores has surpassed 40,000, the total number of migrants that arrived in 2013. Earlier this month, Italy said it rescued some 5,200 people in the span of just four days. Officials there warn that many more will die without broader support from across Europe. (via Boat Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life in Europe | TIME)

Already this year, the number of migrants arriving by boat on Italy’s shores has surpassed 40,000, the total number of migrants that arrived in 2013. Earlier this month, Italy said it rescued some 5,200 people in the span of just four days. Officials there warn that many more will die without broader support from across Europe. (via Boat Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life in Europe | TIME)

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Get to Know Two Factor Authentication

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No matter how complicated your passwords are or how well you’re storing them, you have to trust that the site you’re using is doing security correctly. If they’re not, your password could be leaked out onto the Internet, where any evil villain could use your credentials for no good. In fact, in most cases, you should probably just assume that every password you have will be stolen at some point.

It’s not all bad news though. There are methods to keep attackers out of certain accounts, even if you posted your password out on the Internet for all the world to see (this is an extreme example, please don’t do this!). Today we’re going to explore one of those methods, called Two-Factor Authentication.

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Two Factor authentication isn’t a fix all for all security issues but it’s a good start. In the wake of the iCloud hacking story this is just a friendly reminder to step up your security game. 

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New Insight: Twitter Profile Update

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ThinkUp gives you superpowers, and the newest one is X-ray vision.

With only 160 characters to work with what we share in our Twitter bio often reveals what’s most important to us or what we think is most important about us. But while our followers might see our tweets every day it’s unlikely…