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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...

Fuel for the Left

Likely to further cement the radical-Left’s disdain for the Israeli government, and perhaps bolster quite a few “Zionist Campaign Against Iraq” conspiracy theories*, the US is now brokering a deal to run a pipeline from Iraq to Israel. The proposed Haifa pipeline would of course strengthen Israel’s energy market as well as...

Why should she quit now?

Having helped master the art of cashing in on Kabbalah, the material girl herself, Madonna—recently depicted wrapping tefillin in a music video*—is now writing Kabbalistic children’s books. “Now I’m starting to read to my son, but I couldn’t believe how vapid and vacant and empty all the stories were,” said the singer....

Prominent Jewish Educator Arrested

One month after delivering a speech at a Harvard Square church on reconciliation in the Middle East, Jewish educator Martin Federman is facing charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct at a synagogue where the Rev. Pat Robertson was speaking about his support for Israel. Federman, cochairman of Visions of Peace with Justice...

JewsReunited.com: “The Site that can turn back time”

A collaboration of both United Jewish Israel Appeal and TotallyJewish.com, Jewsreunited.com, a site operated out of the UK, aims to serve as a meeting point for reconnecting with your Jewish buddies from Hebrew school, synagogue, university, Israel trips, and more. Unfortunately, when I tried to join, there was a severe lack of...

Chag Sameach To All My Yiddishe Ashkeneegroze

A gut yomtov to you and yours from all of us at Jew*School. Need to spice up your seder? Check out Bang It Out’s 2003 Seder Sidekick, a Haggadah supplement which offers outrageously decadent humor, as well as sincerely provoking Rabbinic insight into the seder’s meaning. Hell, at least it’s more appropriate...

And now a word from the Anti-Zionist front…in western Canada…

The Palestinian Canadian Student Society at the University of Calgary hosted a panel discussion between Anti-Zionist Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta International and paramedic Shane Dabrowski (who worked in Jenin this past year as a volunteer with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society). Check out the apparent typo of “Toran” instead...

Going once, going twice

Internet auction site eBay is getting itself into murky waters again. Earlier this month eBay was under fire again for selling soap from Auschwitz. The Polish seller, who claims that the only other known Auschwitz soap is on display at the Holocaust museum on the site of the concentration camp, asks eBay...

Daniel Sieradski