Monthly Archives: January 2009

Old Jews Telling Jokes: “Golf”

Here is our latest installment of Jetpack Media’s "Old Jews Telling Jokes." This episode brings us a real whopper from Louis Goldstein, who director Sam Hoffman describes as: " Louis Goldstein was a U.S. Marine in the 1950s and he … Read More

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Wayne F. Miller: Photographs 1942-1958

Wayne F. Miller: Photographs 1942-1958 is the visual chronicle of the evolution of Wayne Forest Miller, a largely self-taught photographer who gladly left art school in 1942 to embrace the full spectrum of experience offered by the Second World War. … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Military Body Armor Recall, Ford Motor Co. Refuses Government Money, and A Five-Day Mail Week?

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Barack Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act today, which makes it easier for workers to sue their employers for pay discrimination.   An Israeli airstrike hit Gaza today in … Read More

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A Jewish Perspective on the Jhanas, Part One

  The jhanas are states of heightened concentration that have been cultivated by Hindus and Buddhists for just under three thousand years. They are altered states, full of bliss and, I would say, holiness, and they play a central role … Read More

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Brandeis University Goes from “Liberal Arts” to Just “Liberal”

My university is closing its world-class art museum and selling the collection to meet a budget shortfall. Brandeis University- a bastion of liberal arts and intellectual inquiry, an institution whose motto is "truth unto its innermost parts"- is selling off … Read More

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D’Escoto and the Holocaust

In the end, Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, the President of the UN General Assembly, decided not to attend the Holocaust commemoration ceremonies at UN Headquarters here in New York. One can speculate endlessly as to why D’Escoto – whose choice of … Read More

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The Least Kosher Thing Ever

We’ve all made those jokes, spinning out the thread of ever-increasing absurdity, layering hypothetical violation on top of hypothetical violation, all to determine: What is the least kosher meal you could possibly eat? Are we talkin’ shrimp wrapped in prosciutto … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Pope Not Anti-Semitic, Cloned Puppy Born, and Egypt Attacks Middle East

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: New York’s new Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, was sworn in yesterday and has hit the ground running. Egypt has expressed disapproval of Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, accusing them of working together to spark conflict in Gaza … Read More

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