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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...

Bais Yaakov Rebbe Popped For Embezzlement

“A high-powered Brooklyn rabbi, who’s poured thousands of dollars into politicians’ campaign coffers, was busted yesterday on charges of stealing $700,000 in federal funds meant to help a school for Jewish children. “Milton Balkany, the longtime dean of girls school Bais Yaakov of Brooklyn, used the cash to pay off his credit...

Where You Frum?

Well, if you haven’t been living under a rock, by now you’re more than certain familiar with the cybercultural phenomenon that is Friendster—the online dating site that helps you meet new people through your mutual acquaintances. And being that no online fad can go unmocked, of course there have been droves of...

Feel the Burn!

The Temporary Autonomous Zone is open for bidness—Burning Man 2003 is nigh. And whether it be Rainbow, Goa, or anywhere the vibe is this strong, you’re bound to find a minyan. Congregation B’nai Hamidbar represents at this summer’s gathering of the tribes in Black Rock, Arizona. For several years, the Jewish community...

Daniel Sieradski