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Extremists curse Olmert with Pulsa Denura

Efrat Weiss reports over at ynet news: Right-wing extremists hold mythical Kabbalistic ‘death curse’ against prime minister, exactly one year after identical ritual against then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.[…]Exactly one year after carrying out a “Pulsa Denura,” an ancient Kabbalistic death…

Right Hand Man

Ben Baruch (me, the Jewish Robot cartoonist) will be in Israel from July 2 through 18. If you’re a fan in the hood and would like to meet up, shout out!

Another beef with kashrut in the news

IN 2004, Agriprocessors (Rubashkin’s and Aaron’s), one of the largest of the kosher slaughtering facilities in the US, got caught skeezing like crazy: first, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency joined a civil suit against them for violating…

The Other Number to Watch in Iraq

The Houston Chronicle, inter alia, reported today of the charges being levied against a group of US troops in Iraq today. Five US Army soldiers stand accusing of assaulting a young lady, killing her and her family, and then “allegedly…

More Yids In Space

Israeli engineer Dr. Garrett E. Reisman, originally from New Jersey will become the Jewish State’s second astronaut, and will join a NASA space shuttle mission in 2007. Reisman trained together with his close friend, Col. Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first astronaut…

Multifaith Mishegaas

Jesus gets expelled from West Virginia school. Could Jennifer Lopez be Scientology’s next big star? Jesus loves porn stars. Elie Wiesel on Hamas, Iran, and the politics of peace. God bless America?

2 More Israelis go to the NBA

Following Doron Sheffer, the first Israeli player picked in the NBA Draft (by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1996), Israeli basketball player Lior Eliyahu was drafted today by the Orlando Magic and (and subsequently traded to the Houston Rockets) while…

Thus Ate Zarathustra

Woody Allen‘s got an article in the last week’s New Yorker!! A few quotes: The existential catastrophe for Schopenhauer was not so much eating as munching. or Spinoza, on the other hand, dined sparingly because he believed that God existed…