by Alex Balk "Advocacy groups are incensed after a Romanian government-owned channel broadcast a Christmas song glorifying the Holocaust and calling for Jews to be burned. The channel is blaming a local group for the performance…. In the broadcast, a choir was shown singing a Christmas song that indirectly glorifies the Holocaust. Show More Summary
2011?s Rio was entirely founded on the premise that Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) were the only blue macaws left in the entire world. The whole reason Blu left his comfy Minnesota home was to meet and mate with Jewel, lest their species die out altogether. But maybe Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro) isn’t such […]
FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman, Belknap Press, 2013, ISBN 13: 978-0674050266, 464 pp. $9.88 (Kindle), $15.96 (Amazon hardcover). "Fluctuations of historic judgment are the lot of great men, and Roosevelt will not escape it... Show More Summary
THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN BY ADAM KIRSCH IN TABLET : What the Talmud Would Say About the Pew Survey of American Jews: Stop Counting. An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?.It doesn’t take any particular news event to make Jews start worrying about the future of Judaism. Show More Summary
The Jewish contribution to Christmas, at least in popular culture, goes way beyond appreciation for being able to get into movies on Christmas Day without long lines. If it weren't for Jewish songwriters and moviemakers, a big chunk of our Christmas tradition would melt away faster than Frosty the Snowman, reports the New York Daily News. Show More Summary
Because you want to learn all about the history of the showerbeer, check out today's mid-day links: woman escapes locked bathroom in style, Jeter's face revives dying man, apps get you laid, Orthodox female masturbation, importance of oxford commas, and snoring puppies. Show More Summary
The words go something like this (according to a modified Google translate): ‘She gave birth to a beautiful son / Namely Jesus Christ / Only the Jews murmured against it. / Jidovan afuristit / would not tolerate the holy Lord / No heaven, no earth.. Only corlan [= horn] smoke, / There’s a good […]
'America's full acceptance of its Jewish citizens has led many more to leave their Jewish identity entirely behind,' Samuel Norich, publisher of the Forward, states in a fundraising appeal forthe Jewish newspaper
The incoming Councilmember for Fort Greene and Crown Heights has issued an apology for comments made earlier this month in regards to a series of violent attacks that appear to be targeting Jews. You'll recall that Councilwoman-elect...Show More Summary
Victim makes suspicious claim of being beaten by gang of Hasidic Jews.
One million Jews, including children, were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau from 1940 to 1945. Two Turkish students were arrested for giving the Nazi salute outside the gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland. The phone they used to capture the … Continue reading ?
"Christmas night / Lonely night / Nothing to do / For I am a Jew." In this parody of "Silent Night," a choir of young Jews mourn the fact that they can't celebrate the festivity of Christmas. The song comes from the album "Suck It, Christmas!" from Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen and Dan Gregor, who also gave us the delightfully insane "Happy Epic Chanukah."
Shlomo Fischer in the Times of Israel: I suggest that in fact, they [ultra-Orthodox and leftists who are hostile to the existence of Israel] do share a common Jewish theme. This theme was articulated by the great Israeli scholar of the...Show More Summary
Yahweh is not pleased… Hasidic Jews Brutally Beat Gay Black Man In Hate Crime Attack Via NYDailyNews A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while
List of Those Killed Trying to Save Jews: >631: WANDERSMAN, Pawe³, living at Wierzbica, near Koz³ów, Kielce prov. 632: WANDERSMAN, his sister >>shot in December 1943, together with Pawe Rygiel and his family for sheltering Jews (see: 533-535).... Show More Summary
And the New York Times leaves Israel's Jews to their fate.
A man is shouting religious slogans as Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest against their military conscription outside a military prison in Atlit, Israel on December 9, 2013. Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested outside the prison following the arrest of a young man who refused to serve in the Israeli army. By Uriel Sinai/Getty Images.
Rachel Silberstein at Tablet wrote a really fantastic profile of American Atheists' Dave Silverman in which the question is raised of whether you can really be both atheist and Jewish at the same time. On the surface, the answer is a...Show More Summary
Gangs of black teens (both girls and boys) have been coursing through our big cities sucker punching white people–often the aged and many times Jews–in the so-called knock out game. These crimes are happening from coast to coast and the story is always the same; black kids attacking whites without warning. Show More Summary
This wandering Jew tried to persuade an AA group to substitute something non-denominational for their Christian prayer. I failed. But I didn’t drink afterwards.