Monthly Archives: October 2009

How Many Jews Can You Fit In a Halloween Video?

Every single author featured in this Simon & Schuster Halloween promotional video, save one, is a Jew! Check out Halloween stories from Susie Essman, Michael Ian Black, Ivanka Trump, George Wendt, and a very nice-seeming lady named Kathy Reichs.   … Read More

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Concert Review: DeLeon at The Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)

It’s unusually cold and wet for an October night in Atlanta, GA. The goths are out tonight for the Little Five Points Halloween festival and their cyber-punk hairstyles are coming apart like last week’s sukkah decorations under the oppressive humidity. … Read More

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CONTEST: Fight Hunger, Win Prizes!

Everyone knows that hunger is a big problem world-wide. But did you know right here in the U.S. we’ve got our own serious problem? That’s why Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore made this video (with the help of non-celebs around … Read More

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Gallaudet University Selects First Jewish President

Gallaudet University, the university for the hearing-impaired which is located in Washington, D.C., recently announced the election of the school’s first-ever Jewish president. The position of president at Gallaudet is a notoriously intense one, as issues related to deafness, disability, … Read More

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From the Particular to the Universal: The Pitfalls of Being a British Jewish Writer

I never intended to become a Jewish writer. That’s an absurd thing to say, of course: I am and always shall be Jewish, and have known I was a writer from the age of seven. What I mean is that … Read More

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Worst. Swastikas. Ever.

Dear J Street Protesters, C’mon – you can do better than that! You decide to go with the swastika – arguably one of the best pieces of repurposed graphic design in the last 75 years, and surely one of the … Read More

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Overcoming the Shonde

In honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Met Council (Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty) is campaigning for the Jewish community to take a stand and combat DV in the Jewish community. To learn more, visit www.metcouncil.org. “My name is … Read More

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Real Talk Parsha: Lech Lecha

Look, yeah, I get it. Abraham, Isaac, Moses–all of them were much better people morally and spiritually than we are. But sometimes, they do things and its like, "Oh yeah. He’s a dude." Like this week, for instance. Sarah isn’t … Read More

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