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Mother’s Day Bang

Rather than the regular weekly Top Ten list, the loveley editors at Bang It Out have composed the following collection of Yo Momma snaps, in the spirit of Mother’s Day. Yo Momma’s So Jewish… She cried at your bris, primarily because you weren’t engaged yet She does all her Pesach shopping for...

Barfy Hipday to Jew

Israel celebrates its 55th with cook-outs and camp-outs. Local Palestinians cringe, call the day a “catastrophe.” Aish HaTorah hopes to reinvigorate a love for ha’aretz among American Jews, and offers these 55 reasons to visit Israel. However, for most (especially in light of mainstream opposition to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories)...

Killing Kashrut in the UK?

Britain’s Farm Animal Welfare Council believes that the traditional manner in which Jews slaughter cows just ain’t “kosher” and plans to make demands that the government require all animals to be stunned before they are slaughtered. The problem? Such a practice would render meat halachically non-Kosher. [A previous report] recommended that the...

New Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Allow me to reiterate Rushkoff’s controversial op-ed, and say “they still don’t get it.” Do Jewish philanthropies really believe cool-hunting will save Judaism? Sadly, it appears so, as the Bronfman Philanthropy’s latest offering contends: Introducing Israel in the Age of Eminem. Drafted by GOP strategist Frank Luntz, the document features a point...

Big Up to Tommy G

One of my classmates at HUC Kollel, Tom Gardener, is featured in the latest Jewish Week, in an article about the recent rise in Rabbinical school applications and its relationship to the struggling economy. Sure didn’t expect to see his picture when I cracked open the paper…

Strip tease

Sometimes good stories just write themselves. From the “this-could-only-happen-in-a-TV-sitcom” department, an Israeli policeman was sent to quiet down a rowdy all-female party at a Jerusalem apartment. Instead of being greeted with fear and respect, the policeman was mistaken for a male stripper sent to the party and the women began to undress...

Victory for Open House

Jerusalem’s gay rights advocacy group, Jerusalem Open House, was awarded a victory this week when the city of Jerusalem was ordered to pay 40,000 NIS ($8,500) towards 2002’s gay pride parade. (c/o New Israel Fund News Release) Of last year’s event, the LA Times wrote, “Undeterred by the outrage of ultra-Orthodox Jews...

The pop-in

What’s the deal with Jerry Seinfeld? Last year the Jewish comedian got cold feet and bailed on a scheduled solidarity trip to Israel, instead sending his opening act, comedian Larry Miller. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Well it looks like Seinfeld, who once spent a summer living on a kibbutz...

Daniel Sieradski