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The Birth of Punk Islam

By December 4, 2009

A friend showed me the breathtaking trailer for Michael Knight’s new documentary Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, which I’ve included above. The film explores Michael’s unique relationship to his religion, while following the emergent culture of punk Islam, which … Read More

Baruch Busted For Blow

By November 19, 2009

Gawker reports that English rabbi Baruch Chalomish is on trial for allegedly selling drugs, having been charged with running a "commercial cocaine-supply operation" alongside his partner, Nasir Abbas. The original story in the London Times says the Rabbi "set up … Read More

PSA: There Are Antisemitic Stickers in Brooklyn

By November 17, 2009

A friend brought it to my attention that NewYorkShitty has been keeping track of the growing number of anti-Semitic stickers popping up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Looks like a company called TightRope is responsible for the sticker; though, it’s hard to … Read More

As It Is Written: Deciphering The Penmanship of Jewish Innovators

By October 13, 2009

A while back, my office received a large shipment of books courtesy of The Jewish Book Council, and of the entire batch, I was most excited to get my hands on the gem that is The Genius of Jewish Celebrities: … Read More

World Awaits Sarah Silverman/Jimmy Kimmel Sex Tape

By September 30, 2009

The yentas over at celebrity gossip site Ohnotheydidnt are insisting that an actual Sarah Silverman/Jimmy Kimmel sex tape exists, citing ZackTaylor.ca’s anonymous source that claims the twosome recorded it while on vacation back when they were a couple, and then … Read More

Twitter For Your Jewish Mother!

By September 24, 2009

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

Entitled White Person Fail

By September 3, 2009

This video really speaks for itself.  Honestly, what else is there to say?  Don’t change the lyrics of a Fiddler on the Roof song and wonder why you didn’t immediately become a huge star?  Don’t try and use your college … Read More

Hebrew School Daze

By August 20, 2009

The NY Jewish Week recently published an article entitled "Resolving the Day School Crisis: It Takes a Mishpocha" that I found to be a bit shortsighted.  In the article, writer Kim Hirsh identifies the central day school crisis as a … Read More