I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
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Chart of the day
(H/t Dan Klein.)
10 Charts About Sex [oktrends]
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Today on Tablet
OKCupid asks if you you’ve ever masturbated? Is that one of their criteria for compatibility?
If you’re not compatble with yourself, how can you be compatible with anyone else?
Ah–as Wilde had it:
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
You young folk have no idea how easy you have it. As Larkin said:
Up to then there’d only been
A sort of bargaining,
A wrangle for the ring,
A shame that started at sixteen
And spread to everything.
So a post about Onanism has produced the most highbrow comment the Scroll has ever seen.
Oh, sure. But how many of those agnostics and atheists are MOT?
…and how many of us just didn’t answer the question because we thought it really wasn’t relevent to how “datable” we think we are? (raises hand)
In Judaism male masturbation is prohibited. Meaning that most religious Jews will not masturbate due to the fear of terrible retribution, or not to get a red mark in their grade books. Others will lie because for them, being there is a religious prohibition on male masturbation the shame of masturbating is greater than the sin of telling a lie. If you wanted to make a fair question that does not have to do with specifically ones religion, ask if they have tried drugs or alcohol before the age of 18.
Im ayn ani li, mi li?
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