Hey! That’s My Hummus!

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Virginia’s Conscience Clause & Affirmative Action Discrimination {{LISTEN}}

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Pinocchio’s conscience was a cricket.  Do you remember that part of the story? Apparently, the Virginia legislature doesn’t need crickets because it’s got it own little “conscience clause” chirping away on a piece of legislation concerning adoptions that would allow religious organizations to disqualify potential parents they find to be “morally objectionable.” Specifically, “same sex couples.”

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Abigail Fisher didn’t get into the University of Texas. And she feels that her race had something to do with it.  Since Fisher is a white woman and not African-American nor Latina, she feels that the University took a look at race as a factor alongside her academic merits. Her lawsuit will be heard at the Supreme Court — where the issue of Affirmative Action will come up yet again.  Are we finally at a time where we no longer need to look at race and ethnicity to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity?

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So, people, are you ready for Hey! That’s My Hummus! the week of February 20, 2012?  Here’s hoping your answer is in the affirmative…

The Contraception Question and Escape from Orthodoxy {LISTEN}

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To co-pay or not to co-pay?  That was the question for a couple of weeks as new legislation was offered by the Obama administration regarding employers being required to offer full  coverage for contraception to their employees. Was the resulting compromise?  And, of course, the broader question, is access to contraception a basic right? We then switch gears and discuss a recent book by former female member of the Hasidic Satmar sect of Judaism and whether her decision to leave was a choice or an “escape.”

I also sound incredibly stupid as I can’t quite get the distinction between “orthodox” and “Orthodox” or “conservative” and “Conservative” Judaism.  “Whatever.”  Or “whatever.”

I need flashcards or something– which we also discuss.

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We don’t do concerns.

Susan G. Komen & Tu B’Shevat {LISTEN!}

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It was all over the news last week (and this week, too).  Was the Susan G. Komen fund’s decision to pull over $700,000 from Planned Parenthood politically based or a concerted attempt to avoid what some have called the “culture wars” surrounding abortion?

And, then, we switch gears and discuss the connection between ecology, the planet and spirituality in preparation for a “minor”, but tasty Jewish holiday called Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees.

 

 

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