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Pro-Kahane Websites Deemed Terror Orgs

Four websites espousing the philosophies of deceased Jewish nationalist leader Meir Kahane have been deemed “foreign terrorist organizations” by the US State Department. “The listing, which went unnoticed when announced Oct. 3 in the department’s annual redesignation of the world’s terrorist organizations, includes the four sites operated by the Kach and its...

Jews Chime in on Schwarzenegger Victory

The JTA asks, “What’s a Jew to do when the Republican son of a Nazi Party member defeats the Democratic incumbent to become governor of the nation’s most populous state?” Welp, according to L.A.’s Jewish Journal, 30% of Jewish voters cast ballots for Aghnold. So, I guess they celebrate? Apparently few Jews...

On a more personal note…

Debby Hirshman, Executive Director of the JCC in Manhattan (where I’ve been the resident webmaster for the past three years) was recently forced to resign her position at the request of the organization’s Board of Directors. While, as an employee of the organization, I am not permitted to offer any details with...

Sad, sad news

Dr. Harold Galena ò”ä, father of Bangitout.com‘s Seth & Isaac Galena, died Saturday when struck by a car while jogging. It is truly a tragedy and my heart goes out to the Galena brothers, and the whole Galena family in this time of need. Bangitout is, understandably, on hiatus effective immediately. “Although...

The joyful Jewish jazzman

We do so love it when a nice Jewish boy finds his roots. That’s the case with John Zorn, who lived up to his name (Zorn is German for anger) by belting out the angriest tunes of the 1980s. Then the composer and saxophonist found Judaism, or rather rediscovered his Jewish roots....