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Enter the Jew-Tang

Three years after his initial intentions to do so, Wu-Tang’s token Jewish guy, Remedy, is finally touring Israel this Summer. (c/o KlezmerShack) For those of you unfamiliar with the drama between the MC and myself (here’s my interview with him), check the August 10th post on my old blog. Oddly enough, he’s...

Kosher Web Sites

First there was kosher meat. Then there was kosher cheese. Kosher pickles are also big in the markets. And did you remember to get that kosher soap the last time you went to market? Well now there’s a free kosher search engine, Koogle, self defined as a “parody…[that] in no way affiliated...

Zichronam L’vracha

Tonight marks the beginning of Yom Hashoah, “Holocaust Memorial Day.” This year Tuesday, April 29, 2003 corresponds with 27 Nisan 5763, and the twelfth day of the omer. This day was set aside by the Israeli Knesset in 1951 to be observed as Yom Hashoah v’Haguvrah, Day of the Destruction and Heroism....

“And he knew her…”

The Bible includes countless tales of raw, forbidden sex. We’ve gathered some of the best bible sex stories here, filling in what you didn’t learn in Sunday school. Would you like some sacrilidge with your coffee? Check out Bible Sex Stories.

Students Combat Campus Anti-Semitism

Since the intifada broke out a couple years back, there’s been a surge in anti-Semitism on campuses across the continent: April ’02: An article in Rutgers’ Daily Targum served as a mouthpiece for Pro-Palestinian demonstrators without allowing any counter-argument on behalf of Israelis or Jewish people, despite echoing allegations of attrocities committed...

Hasidic Neighborhood Watch Comes Under Fire

It looks like putting up an eruv is the least of worries for Williamsburg’s chosidishe community. The Brooklyn neighborhood’s Latino community is deeply concerned with abuses of power by the local Shomrim (otherwise known as the Williamsburg Saftey Patrol Unit), a NYPD-sanctioned neighborhood watch composed of Hasidic volunteers, similar in organization to...

Ain’t Much To Go Around

“It’s really mixed. Either you’ve got some foundations saying that absolutely, we have to be giving more because people are having a hard time, or others are saying our assets have been really crushed by the stock market and we’re not giving.” Jewish non-profits feel the crunch of a failing economy.

Memories of Snatch

“Whether you like the classics of Fiddler on the Roof or the more modern Eurovision winner Dana International, the UK’s first and only Jewish ringtone and logo service is bringing the Jewish flavour to mobile phone users.”

Plotz Exhibit in Philly!

My wife, the gorgeous and inimitable Barbara Rushkoff, will be exhibited starting this Friday night at the Philadelphia Jewish Museum. We’ll both be there at the opening, Friday evening, to celebrate. Come if you can!

Frank Fiction

Widely popular on the Internet since the early days of Usenet, fan fiction is a genre of literature in which fans of a particular film, television show, or book, create original stories that sort of pick up where their obsession left off, using the same characters and settings as the works to...