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THEIR KIDS NEED SHRINKS THE NEWS: Children of Holocaust survivors are suing Germany to pay for their psychotherapy. [Jewish Telegraph Agency] THE CHATTER: The suit brought by the conservative Fisher Fund. [YNet] Baruch Mazor, the fund’s director, acting on behalf … Read More

By / July 20, 2007

THEIR KIDS NEED SHRINKS THE NEWS: Children of Holocaust survivors are suing Germany to pay for their psychotherapy. [Jewish Telegraph Agency] THE CHATTER: The suit brought by the conservative Fisher Fund. [YNet] Baruch Mazor, the fund’s director, acting on behalf of “the Israelis, calling themselves second-generation Holocaust survivors, say the scars of the Nazi genocide on their parents have crossed generations. Many still live with an irrational fear of starvation and incapacitating bouts of depression, the lawsuit claims.” [Time] But what exactly is the psychological damage? I mean, specifically? “Others of the second generation say they cannot ride buses because it reminds them of the transports their parents took to the concentration camps, or they fear dogs because they were used by the Nazis to control crowds.” Can’t ride buses! Fear of dogs! To overcome these fears, the psychotherapists are planning immersion activities such as taking the bus and visiting the pound. Better idea: the German-Jewish kiddos head to Kalamazoo, Michigan and heckle outside of Hal Turner’s Jew-hating radio show. It would be like when your mother told you to punch a pillow instead of your little sister. Same thing. [Media Mouse]

 

JEWS ON ICE THE NEWS: The first World Jewish Ice Hockey Tournament is being held in Metulla, Israel. [Jewish Telegraph Agency] THE CHATTER: Taking after the earth-warming brains behind the indoor ski mountain in Dubai, let’s play ice hockey in the desert. Brilliant! [SkiDubai] Even in the icy air-conditioned rink, few fans came out and the play was uninspired. But the U.S. beat France! Oh wait, it’s hockey, nobody cares. [YNet]

CLUBBING 101: NOW, YOU PUT THE TABLET ON HER TONGUE… THE NEWS: Project Rabinovich holds Jewish dance parties at Moscow's hottest clubs to bring together Jewish youth outside of shul. [Jewish Telegraph Agency] THE CHATTER: But can they land MC Rebbe, the Rapping Rabbi, for their Moscow ragers? [MCRebbe] After brunch the next day, there will be a screening of the newest Jewish lesbian comedy. They’re pricking interests in Hollywood. [AlDatingNews]

Speaking of educating our adolescents, Jewish youth camp serenaded by “Puff the Magic Dragon.” [Jewish Telegraph Agency]

In fact, what all of these cool Jewish youths really want is to be first in line for the release of the new Harry Potter. Too bad their country is up-in-arms over its Sabbathical release date. [Newsvine]

 

A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO HIJAB AND TZNIUS THE NEWS: Unlikely alliance of Orthodox Jewish lawyer and African-American Pentacostal Christian woman and the right to religious dress in the workplace. [The New York Times] THE CHATTER: Ms. Tahita Jenkins was fired by the MTA on May 31 because, according to NYC Transit spokesman Charles Seaton, Jenkins could put the passengers in danger by taking her hands off the wheel to adjust her skirt. [The New York Post] A blogger agrees that skirts could be hazardous in the public-safety workplace. [Jewess] The MTA had offered the culottes option to Ms. Jenkins which she dubbed “just wide pants.” [New York Press]

 

ISRAELIS TURN AMISH?…NAH, JUST A LITTLE DRAFT-DODGING THE NEWS: Rising draft-dodging rates in Israel point to a growing weariness with Israel’s constant state of war. Is this the end of Zionism? [Haaretz] THE CHATTER: Maybe, but at least it’s not the end of acapella Jewish hip-hop! [Arutz Sheva] Speaking of war, Iran supposedly has 600 planned targets in Israel for missile strike. Like that’s thorough or something. 600. I can count twice that high. [Haaretz]

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