nudgenudgewinkwinkclickclick: When someone is bad in Hebrew school, do they have to wear a dunce yarmulke?
Covenant & Conversation 5772: Bemidbar – The... →
Bemidbar takes up the story as we left it toward the end of Shemot. The people had journeyed from Egypt to Mount Sinai. There they received the Torah. There they made the Golden Calf. There they were forgiven after Moses’ passionate plea, and there they made the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, inaugurated on the first of Nisan, almost a year after the exodus. Now, one month later, on the first day of the...
BBC - Torchwood -Messages - StumbleUpon →
A very strange website:
Episode two of Miracle Day
Gay men stopped from blood donation – USATODAY.com →
Okay, Hubby and I were watching “Harry’s Law” which included as one of its story lines, a gay man attempting to donate blood for his dying brother. I had no idea the prohibition against gay men giving blood still existed. Really? Particularly considering this line from the article linked above: “The ban has remained in place even though the FDA doesn’t restrict...
Out of the closet, looking for love →
The coming out of black ex-Hasidic rapper Y-Love was the biggest news to hit the Jewish pop music world since Matisyahu took off his beard and declared that he was “reclaiming” himself. Y-Love in Jerusalem (photo credit: courtesy Razvan Nidelea) Tuesday’s revelation of the Orthodox rapper’s unorthodox sexual orientation was first published in Out magazine. In an interview, Y-Love, 34, told the...
Talmudic LOL: The Southerners and the Rabbi →
schmuckwithtchotchkes: During World War II, Private Goldstein was anxious to get married before going overseas, but he was stationed in a small town in South Carolina and couldn’t get a furlough. His fiancee, Sadie, was perfectly willing to come to South Carolina, and did so; but once there, a difficult problem arose….
Today in Jewish history. 27 Iyar.
hasidisher-geir: Demetrius II gave to the Jews of Eretz Yisrael the crown money which he had annually levied. He thus recognized the independence of Judea under Shimon HaChashmona’i, 143 bce Theresienstadt was liberated, 1945. Israeli army captured Yavneh, 1948. The Israeli army captured the city of Gaza, 1967. The Jordanian-held cities of Latrun and Qalqilya were also captured on the same...
JTA - Jewish & Israel News - Israeli pastry chef... →
TEANECK, N.J. (JTA) — As the minutes on the clock tick away, the chefs run about their kitchens furiously trying to complete their Taj Mahal-themed desserts. “What have I got for you now?” booms the thickly accented master pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel as he overlooks the chefs’ workstations. “Another mandatory ingredient — tahini paste!” This is “Sweet Genius,” the hit Food Network...
The 5 Types of Jewish Characters in Sci-Fi Movies... →
Even though racists will tell you that Jews control each and every decision made in the entertainment industry, it occurred to me that you don’t see a lot of Jews in sci-fi, and when you do, it’s usually not Han Solo stuff. (Yes, I know Harrison Ford is 1/4 Jewish, but I’m talking about the actual characters.) I mean, if I had full creative control over a science fiction project,...
Why Be Jewish? →
“Why Be Jewish?” is probably the most important mp3s you will ever listen to. “Why Be Jewish?” is a question Jews around the world are asking. This mp3 not only explains to you why it makes sense that people are asking this question but it also gives you the answer. “Why Be Jewish?” is the number one question every Jew should be able to answer. After listening to this you will have the answer...
Brief History of Modern Anti-Semitism
Several socio‑economic, cultural, and political elements converged to give birth to modern antisemitism. The process of desegregation of the Jews in western and central Europe was undoubtedly an important factor. The growing presence of Jews in the larger urban centers, their rapid social ascent, their visibility in the liberal professions, in the wor1d of finance, in the press, and in the arts,...
...and now my co-worker has tried to schedule me...
erinburr: Specifically, this Saturday, with three day’s notice and a facebook message. I don’t list Saturdays as “unavailable” because I want to sleep in. I list them as “unavailable” because it’s Shabbat and while some commandments are fairly open to interpretation, this one is pretty fucking clear. So fuck you and fuck your facebook message about how you had to add me, fyi, and you’re...
The thing is, I just couldn’t do it. I wasn’t Orthodox, I wasn’t going to become...– Carla Naumberg on Kveller “Actually, I Am Jewish, Even If You Don’t Agree.” Personally, this is still one of my biggest dealbreakers with Orthodoxy. (via conversion-diary)
Why Rabbis Try My Rabbi →
trymyrabbi: We just posted our official message urging rabbis to post their sermons on our site. Any thoughts or feedback on it would be appreciated. Please re-blog and share with others (especially Rabbis).
WHEN I FIND THE AFIKOMEN
ilenetatro: may the fourth be with you For Jewish nerds everywhere.