French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
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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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Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.