Orthodox divorce, Jewish rednecks, and a sad note on Tel Aviv - Link Roundup Aug 3, 2009

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Everyday I encounter a number of interesting websites, articles, and blog posts that are definitely worth mentioning. I hope you find these as interesting as I do!

  • Orthodox Jewish women unable to get 'real' divorces from their husbands. [The Independent]
  • A Jewish Redneck? An American ex-pat living in Israel discusses her nostalgia for redneck culture. (I can relate.) [via Jewlicious]
  • An interesting post on the diversity of the global Jewish community. [Velveteen Rabbi]
  • Madonna discusses her experience with Kabbalah. Superficial? JTA thinks so. [ynet.com via JTA]
  • Should 'So You Think You Can Dance' be more gender progressive? [Bust Magazine]
  • New census to include gay marriages! [TaskForce]

I also could not post today without mentioning the horrible shooting in Tel Aviv, in which a gunman opened fire at a LGBT youth center.  I am stunned by this attack, and it has really reminded me that the happy, progressive bubble I inhabit in Massachusetts does not always reflect our national or global reality.  I am reminded of the work left to be done to fight hate, intolerance, and violence towards the LGBT (and Q and I) community.  My heart goes out to mourners in Tel Aviv and around the globe.

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