Monthly Archives: May 2009

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Obama to Declassify, Scandal Rages On in Britain, and Spellers Keep Spelling

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has shaken Honduras, killing at least five people and leaving many homes destroyed. Spelling is fun! The Scripps National Spelling Bee is now entering its final … Read More

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Michael Showalter’s “Jews I Could Totally Take in a Fight” Hit List 2009

Let me first explain that I am not a violent Semite by nature. The necessity for this hit list spawned from an interesting discovery: there sure are a lot of other Jews in Hollywood! If I’m ever to claw my … Read More

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Holocaust Denial on Facebook

It’s hard to believe, but in this year, 2009 CE, only about 64 years after Adolf Hitler and his Nazis were forced to end their systematic destruction of the Jewish people, there are some who deny that the Holocaust, the … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Booker Prize Announced, More Idol Drama, and Government Official Eats Raw Seal Heart

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize has been announced. Canadian author Alice Munro has taken the biannual prize and it will be awarded in Dublin in June. Hometown news has … Read More

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Angetevka

Ever since I discovered Leonard Cohen in Jerusalem in college, I associate him with Friday afternoons when, in preparation for Shabbat, my roommate Talya, and I swept and mopped our apartment overlooking the Judean Desert while "Suzanne" and "Bird on … Read More

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The Wailing Wall Playlist: Come on Pilgrim! You Know He Loves You!

This week, I have been pretty fascinated by Larry Norman’s album, Only Visiting This Planet. Larry is known as "the father of Christian Rock," but before you laugh in my face, hear me out – this is not Jars of … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: CA Upholds Prop 8, Jewish American Girl Doll, and Cocaine in Red Bull

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: In a move disappointing to many, the California Supreme Court has voted to uphold Proposition 8, its ban on gay marriage. The 18,000 marriages that took place while same-sex marriage was legalized … Read More

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Everybody Knows: The Novels of Leonard Cohen

It’s common wisdom that Leonard Cohen is more than just a singer-songwriter: he’s also a poet, a sage, even a religious figure. “Leonard is this almost prophetic voice in music for me. He’s got this almost Biblical significance and authority,” … Read More

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