Monthly Archives: September 2009

Twitter For Your Jewish Mother!

It has over 200,000 views on Youtube, and you’ve probably seen it. In fact, there’s a chance that your own mother sent it to you. I’m talking about the Twitteleh video, a low-budget parody of microblogging service Twitter.   Besides … Read More

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Will There Ever Be a Jewish Jordan?

News came last week that Tamir Goodman, once a prospect so heralded at the high school level that he earned the moniker "The Jewish Jordan" before he was old enough to buy cigarettes, was retiring from basketball after a career … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: G-20 Summit Faces Protests, Kardashian to Wed, and Metal Detector Turns Up Treasure

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:  The world is one step closer to being without nuclear weapons after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution drafted by the U.S. Alleged dog-fighting has been exposed at a day-care … Read More

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The Neverending Story

A few weeks ago, we passed the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II. Not many people alive experienced it firsthand, and those who did were only children at the time. And yet that war remains the setting … Read More

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‘Sorry’ Seems to Be the Hardest Word

"It’s always easier to apologize than to ask permission." – Grace Hopper I love the High Holidays, and have since I started practicing Judaism. Sure, I always grumble and moan about making it through a whole day of fasting on … Read More

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Help Create A Hanukkah Album

Attention Hebrews and Shebrews, now is your chance to shine the light of the Menorah…with music! Special Passenger Records of Jackson, Mississippi is now taking songs for its first ever Hanukkah album. All styles and genres, from death metal to … Read More

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The Psychology of Compassion

How many people today google "genocide," "holocaust" or "rape camp"? With changing journalism comes a changing agenda. Yet New York Times Reporter Nicholas Kristof, single-handedly, is still pushing stories of genocide and women’s inequality to the front pages. When filmmaker … Read More

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Album Review: Moshiach Oi! “Better Get Ready”

When I listen to Moshiach Oi, I feel like I am eighteen again, hanging out with my friends at the skate park, watching DIY punk bands break their gear, pour through power chords with sweat and blood on their fingers, … Read More

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