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By Joel Magalnick · Posted June 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm
The Jews were out in force at today’s Seattle Pride Parade. Here are a few from me:
Two of our Jewish elected legislators, Rep. Reuven Carlyle, left, and Sen. Adam Kline. I also spotted Sen. David Frockt.
Robert Beiser, the Repair the World social justice director at Hillel at the University of Washington.
Louise Chernin, director of the Greater Seattle Business Association, directing her organization’s float.
The entire Jewish…
By diklat · Posted June 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm
Last week people all over the world celebrated “International Falafel Day” and as was made mention on our Facebook discussion, many Seattleites feel there is a serious void in the falafel market here. I could not agree more, but this sent me on a quest—a falafel mission—and lo and behold, there is a spot that must be mentioned. Hallava Falafel.
As I wandered around Georgetown last Friday afternoon, I stumbled upon this unmissable bright yellow truck, parked conveniently in the heart of Georgetown off Airport Way. Just around the corner from Full Throttle Bottles, Jules Maes Saloon, between Homer and Doris lies this falafel oasis.
Hallava Falafel holds regular hours from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday in their permanent location at 5825 Airport Way S. Walk up and there is a simple menu with the following options:
Falafel Sandwich or Salad – Homemade crispy falafel served with our Russian red relish, spinach and cabbage mix, tzatziki or tahini sauce, wild…
By Joel Magalnick · Posted June 3, 2012 at 12:03 am
I’ve been alerted to two petitions on change.org in recent days. This one:
And this one:
I’m sorry, but I just can’t get behind the second one. I know it has been a big deal in the Orthodox community, but really? This is what you get worked up about? Not the rape and torture of ethnic minorities in Burma? I get it. Out of sight, out of mind, and all that, and complaining about some other part of the world when there are real problems at home sounds overly dogmatic at best. But if we’re to conflate the two issues here, which in essence change.org does since it doesn’t appear to assign any priority rating or much in the way of vetting of the petitions it allows, then the chocolate chips issue sounds like it’s coming from a bunch of whiners. Really? You’ll have to wait SIX WHOLE HOURS until you can eat your chocolate chip cookies?
For the love of all…
By diklat · Posted May 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm
I wasn’t going to blog about this. I was going to let it go. A month ago, when I read several articles about Beis Rivkah High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York banning Facebook for the all-girls school students, I was just going to roll my eyes and move on. But, I can no longer keep silent. Seriously folks, wtf?
Today, some of you might have read the story about the nearly 50,000 Ultra-Orthodox turnout for a rally against the internet. Yes, you read that correctly. Against the internet.
I’m guessing if you’re reading this blog post, you’re a fair-minded individual that does not believe the internet to be full of vile, evil intent. But apparently, a coalition of ultra-Orthodox rabbis and school principals felt the need to organize (albeit, quite successfully) a prayer rally, which The Jewish Daily News,…
By diklat · Posted May 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm
If you're out and about doing jew-ish kinds of stuff, whip out your phone and get some pix. Better yet, make a movie, then share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.