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Feast of the Leviathan: From Chassidic Reggae to Avant-Garde Psalms. Celebration of Jewish Art organized by the Mima’amakim Journal, featuring published poets and writers, as well as Mattissyahu (King of Chassidic Reggae) and The Seth Nadel Band (Jewish Folk Rockers), drum circle and open mic. October 13th, 7 pm at Makor, 35...

May your genres blend easily

Saw a sticker in the subway for these guys tonight… “Juez is self described as breakbeat klezmer jazz; they draw on klezmer modes in a unique exploration of jazz and progressive rock rhythms with influences ranging from Yemenite to hip hop. While their compositions are experimental, their sound isn’t inaccessibly dissonant. It...

Israel Mourns Johnny Cash

From the Israeli Consulate in NY: The State of Israel would like to express its condolences to the family of the late Johnny Cash, an American icon and true friend of Israel. In 1968, Johnny Cash produced “The Holy Land,” an album about his travels in Israel. He returned in 1973 to...

Escape from the ghetto

Two teenage Chasidishe girls from Boro Park enjoyed one hell of an adventure trying to flee the shtetel and make for the Southwest. A manhunt ensued ending in the girls’ eventual return to Brooklyn. “We’re okay,” one told the police, “we just don’t want to live in the community. We don’t want...

Jews for Jihad

“Cuz we belong beneath the sea.” If our taste were any poorer, we’d have to go on food stamps. A Jewschool Original! Click here to order now!* *Not for the satire imparied. This and more great gear in The Jewschool Sto’

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...