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Nosh for Ha’aretz

Now you can support Israel with your stomach. This Sunday May 4, restaurants in Toronto, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Livingston, NJ will be donating 10% of their earnings to seven worthy charities. B’tei Avon! (c/o Protocols)

“It is not not unprecedented.”

On March 29, Rabbi Janet Marder was installed as the first woman president of the CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis, the rabbinate of the Reform movement). In her first sermon, Kos Y’shuot Esa she postulates what the sages might have said when commenting on this historic occasion.

Bush's Solar Powered Flaslight

Looks like George W. Bush is getting in touch with his Nazi roots. According to an article in this week’s Forward, “the Bush administration is undermining the fight to win compensation for Jewish victims of Nazi Germany.” Apparently Bush doesn’t want Poland—a country which was complicit in Nazi attrocities during WWII—to pay...

Trance Opening

Pearl Gluck and Basya Shechter’s installation, Trance, opened tonight at the Eldridge St. Project. The installation, which features Ms. Gluck’s camerwork accompanied by Ms. Shechter’s audio arrangements, vividly interprets Jewish life on New York’s Lower East Side. The show runs through July 30th. Pearl Gluck exhibits “People of the Book”—a video collage...

Muzika, Kettubot, and Einstein

The National Library of the Jewish People (aka the Jewish National and University Library of Hebrew University in Jerusalem) has an online virtual exhibit that is not to be missed. Songs We Loved to Hear is a selection of 19 original recordings of Israeli hit songs produced before or shortly after the...

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]..is 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...

Daniel Sieradski