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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...

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.

Daniel Sieradski