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Top 10 Ways You Know You’re A Jewish Hipster

10. You live in Williamsburg but feel closer to the Bedford hipsters than your Chassidish brothers. 9. The only time you talk about Shabbat is when you are explaining to your friends why you can’t go to the Friday night Sigur Ros concert. 8. You wear Tzitzit to add to your urban...

Well it’s about fookin’ time!

The UJC will finally be releasing the results of National Jewish Population Survey of 2000-01. The report’s release had been postponed twice, at least, in order to review its methods. The contention had been made that the books have been cooked to keep the dollars pouring in to the Jewish non-profits. The...

Arafat Greatest Threat to Mideast Peace

Repost from Jakeneck.com Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas will resign from office if his government doesn’t start backing him up, he says, rather than deferring power to Yasser Arafat and his Fatah faction. The Palestinian Parliament has responded by saying, “Leave us out of this!” Abbas, who is seen by moderates as...

"You can play with my dreidel…"

You’d probably think you’d heard it all, with rappers like Remedy rhyming about the Holocaust, trumpeteers like Frank London infusing acid jazz with klezmer, and chosids like Mattisyahu chanting dancehall reggae. You’d say to yourself, just how far could the limits of Jewish music be stretched? How “out there” could it get?...

How NOT to Identify with Your Judaism

Street magician David Blaine has raised some curious eyebrows with his new tattoo—the number of an Auschwitz survivor on his arm. Blaine tells Ian Spiegelman in today’s Page Six, “I was in Paris reading [Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz] and he mentions his number. The second I read that, I was so...