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Jews and Guns

<b>A Modern View:</b> When did modern Jewish history begin? <b><br>Abq Jew</b> believes that the first day of modern Jewish history was April 19, 1943. That is the day …

European History

Incidents Against Jews Rise in NM

<b>Abq Jew in the News Again, Twice</b><b>:</b> That one (thank God, only one!) incident against <b>Abq Jew</b> took place almost a year ago (see You've Got Hate Mail!), …

Prejudice

Jewish Seal Found in Jerusalem

<b>What Does It Mean?</b> <b>Abq Jew</b> bets you, his loyal readers, were <i>kvelling</i> too when Tablet Magazine (among many, many others) reported that<p><b>2,700-Year-Old</b> …

Archaeology

A Song to Welcome 2018

<b>Remembering Our Past</b>: Depending on what we choose to recall, and depending on how we choose to recall it, 2017 was an <i>annus horribilis</i>; or an <i>annus</i> …

Happiness

You Can't Blame The Jews For This!

<b>Remembering Sparky (RIP):</b> Well. 2017 has been a bang-up year for anti-Zionists and anti-Semites (not that anyone can tell the difference), which is …

Religion

Two More Nights

<b>Seventeen Candles</b>: Did you know that way (way) back when, the students of Shammai and the students of Hillel debated for two and a half years whether …

Jackson Pollock

Hanukkah! Here We Go Again!

<b>Stuff To Do! Laugh! Sing!</b> Please allow <b>Abq Jew</b> the honor, the pleasure, the sheer joy of being the first to wish you, his loyal readers, a happy, …

Ashkelon, O Ashkelon

<b>Reality Bites:</b> On this day, The Times of Israel, The Forward, and just about every major and minor news outlet in the known and unknown world have …

10 Years, 70 Years, 24 Years

<b>Remembering My Father:</b> On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and …

Rabbi Neil Gillman, Philosopher

<b>Theologian & Professor Dies at 84:</b> Amid the happiness of Thanksgiving, JTA announced over the weekend -<p>Rabbi Neil Gillman, professor emeritus of …

It's Traveling Time!

<b>Twas The Week Before Thanksgiving:</b> And all through the sky, the planes were stacked up with family and friends ready to fly.<p>Meanwhile, the news at …

About Alma

<b>As Profiled on 60 Minutes:</b> Did you catch 60 Minutes last Sunday? The program opened with a story about the struggles of Puerto Rico, especially since …

Anti-Semitic Incidents Surge in 2017

<b>NM Again Near Bottom of List:</b> ICYMI: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced that<p>the number of anti-Semitic incidents remain significantly …

Sad Times at Lord & Taylor

<b>Attention, Shoppers!</b> It is with a heavy heart that <b>Abq Jew</b> reports (via The New York Times, of course) an (alas) not unforeseen tragedy for all past, …

Yontif Ends, Creation Begins

<b>And Now It's Time For Noah:</b> The traditional among us have just pulled through the last of Tishrei's "Three-Day Yontifs." All of us have re-read, for …

Sarah Aroeste Sings in Albuquerque!

<b>Finally:</b> <b>Abq Jew</b> is thrilled to confirm that internationally-known Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste will be with Albuquerque's Congregation Albert for …

A New Milestone: תרי"ג Thousand

<b>To Life! To Life! L'Chaim!</b> Sometime between the fastive Holiday of Yom Kippur and the festive Holiday of Sukkot, right around Rosh Hodesh October - …

Who Shall Live?

<b>Unetanah Tokef and</b> <b>Blue Hors Matin</b><b>é:</b> The well-known piyyut Unetanah Tokef, which we Jews recite on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, tells us that<p>As a …

Rosh Hashanah 5778

<b>Dip Your Apple In The Honey:</b> It's Rosh Hashanah! And, as we begin a New Year, please remember - as Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum of Synagogue Emanu-El in …

Yom Kippur

Repent and Return

<b>Woman-Ochre in Silver City</b><b>:</b> We are getting closer and closer to the High Holy Days: Selichot begins this Saturday night. We approach the Days of Awe …

Abq: Hurricanes Not Welcome Here

<b>But Nukes? We Love 'Em!</b> Hurricane Harvey has already visited - and overstayed his welcome. Irma is on her way, to be followed by Jose. And now, …

Look For the Union Label

<b>Remembering Simon Typograph</b><b>:</b> <b>Abq Jew</b> never got to meet Simon Typograph.<p>According to the Family Tree that <b>Abq Jew</b> received from his father, of blessed …

The Pink Panther and The Jews

<b>And The To Do List:</b> As time goes by (as it tends to do), <b>Abq Jew</b> finds himself thinking more and more about less and less.<p>This past week, in addition …

Mosquitoes and The Jews

<b>Tiki Torches and the Alt-Right:</b> We have all been monitoring the terrifying events in Charlottesville - and their almost-as-terrifying aftermath.<p>As <b>Abq</b> …

The Tragedy in Charlottesville

<b>You've Got To Be Carefully Taught:</b> <b>Abq Jew</b> has been deeply troubled by last weekend's hate rally / attack in Charlottesville, Virginia - even more …

With Unexpected Reverence

<b>Tisha b'Av 2017:</b> With deep humility, <b>Abq Jew</b> reminds himself and you, his loyal readers, that reverence may arise from many different quarters, and …

The Sad Days of Summer

<b>X-Ray Menachem Av:</b> <b>Abq Jew</b> has a very serious question to ask you, his loyal readers. But first, <b>Abq Jew</b> asks that you examine this photo very …

Remembering Jim Croce, MOT

<b>Jewish Time In a Bottle:</b> Let's get the business part of this blog post over quickly. Then we're on to the really really interesting part.<p><b>Time in a</b> …

The Flower of Toloache

<b>Blooms In New Mexico!</b> Last week, <b>Mr & Mrs Abq Jew</b> were fortunate to be among the community members who attended the Mariachi Flor de Toloache concert …

The Arts