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Jazz Giant Artie Shaw Dies

Arthur Jacob Arshawsky 1910-2004 bio ripped/condensed from wikipedia: Arthur Jacob Arshawsky (May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004), better known as Artie Shaw, was an accomplished jazz clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and writer. He was born in New York City and…

Biting the hand

A serious-sounding disagreement has broken out between Israel’s Defense Ministry and the US Pentagon over Israel’s sale of Harpy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to China. Gideon Alon writes in Ha’aretz: “According to media reports, Israel failed to report to the U.S.…

Terrorist Harbor

The U.S. government calls him a terrorist and accuses him of working for and funneling money to Hamas. He is under house arrest in Alexandria, Va. And he’s one of seven candidates running for president of the Palestinian Authority. Meet…

Notes from the HolyGround

As I am currently visiting Israel, I thought I should drop a JewSchool line… The other day I saw a photo exhibit in Tel Aviv’s Dizingoff Center, “World Press Photo ’04”, featuring photography from around the world and a special…

NM Preacher Discovers Cohan Roots

The Boston Globe reports, As a boy, the Rev. William Sanchez sensed that he was different. His Catholic family spun tops on Christmas, shunned pork, and whispered of a past in medieval Spain. If anyone knew the secret, they weren’t…

Esther: Worst. Actress/Rocker. EVAR.

Female First reports: Madonna has been named the worst rock star actor of all time. The sexy singer topped a poll, conducted by music magazine Blender, to find fans least favourite musicians-turned-actors. All the proof you need to know she’s…