Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This Next - By Nice Jewish Girl

Real recommendations, from real people! Check out the "Nice Jewish Girl" selection at www.thisnext.com. Have a look at The Dancing Matzah Man, The Inflatable Matzah Ball and many more!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Sarah Silverman Program - Season 2 (2007)

Sarah Silverman is totally happening right now! Season 2 is here, and Season 1 is avaliable on DVD! Be sure to check out the blog at Comedy Central!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Rabbi that Vegan! Kosher Vegan Food!

Laura has got a nice little Jewish Vegan Blog - go check it out, it's all good! "It taste so good - you'll want to hide it from yourself"!

Jewish Vegan <--- Tasty!

You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!

"Earlier this month, my pseudonym, Fiona Rosenbloom, came out with her first young-adult novel. (Mazel Tov, Fiona!) The novel centers on Jewish themes and is called You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!

Here's how that happened: A month before the release of my own decidedly R-rated first novel, I was approached by a book packager who pitched me the bat mitzvah project. To be honest, I wasn't interested in young-adult fiction, but to be fair, I needed a job.
I had questions: Could I manage to work on my second novel while writing Fiona's first?

Was it wise to make this departure when I hadn't yet established myself as a literary novelist? Did these packager people know what a bad seed I was? An advance was offered, and I accepted in greedy haste, signing on under one condition: that I be fitted with the Jewish pseudonym of my choice." / FIONA ROSENBLOOM

You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah! <--- More info on this book!
Buy these two books <--- Amazon.com

And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Our Vinyl...

The history of the Jews in America has been spelled out in books and dramatized on the big screen. But it has never been told through LP covers. Until now.

hippocampusmusic.com <--- Yiddish Songs Mama Never Thaught You

Bar Mitzvah Disco / Camp Camp

I guess most of you have heard of the book "Bar Mitzvah Disco" (and movie), now here comes the "Camp Camp" book!

"Roger Bennett and Jules Shell are the authors of a book called BAR MITZVAH DISCO (Crown, 2005) a collection that used thousands of bar and bat mitzvah photographs from across the nation to tell the generational story of those of us who came of age in the seventies and eighties.

They are now embroiled in building a collection that can continue telling the story of our generation… THE CAMP CAMP BOOK PROJECT is a national photographic exhibit and accompanying book which will consist of camp photographs from the seventies and eighties pieced together to create an American year book that tells the story of who we are and how we got to be this way."

Bar Mitzvah Disco <--- More!
The Camp Camp Book Project <--- More!

Kosher Hot Dog

Don't know if i think this AD looks that tasty...

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Kosher Hot Dog vs Kosher Kitty - Round One

Is your pet Kosher this year? Well, they will be in this "cute" blue with white trim "Kosher Hot Dog" t-shirt. Accented with a Star of David. A must-have for any "chewish" dog! Only $24.95 at The Haute Hound!

"Word is Made Flesh as God Reveals Himself...as a Fish" The Observer - March 16, 2003

In the Chasidic Village of New Square On January 28, 2003 at 4:00 PM Mr. Zalmen Rosen, 59, and his gentile assistent, Luis Navarro, 30, were preparing to butcher a Carp when, according to the two men, the fish spoke. This is their story.

"Fish Talks, Town Buzzes"

headline, New York Times March 16, 2003

"Word is Made Flesh as God Reveals Himself...as a Fish"
headline, Observer March 16, 2003

"Fishy Story Tests Chasidic Town's Beliefs"
headline, Forward March 14, 2003

Read the whole story - great illustrations <--- www.traced.com
Article - BBC News (2003)

Skateboard on Shabbat?

Question: Dear Rabbi, Is one permitted to skateboard on Shabbat? Please explain and provide sources.

Answer: The reasons for prohibiting travel on Shabbat do not apply to a skateboard, as long as it is used within an eiruv [ a fence, which can also be a wire or string that surrounds an area, usually a community. The eiruv is a legal device that converts a public domain into a private domain, thus permitting carrying within its boundaries, which would otherwise be forbidden on Shabbat] but not beyond the Shabbat tehum (2000 cubits beyond the last building, the furthest point one can go to on Shabbat). Read More!

MC Rebbe - The Rapping Rabbi

MC Rebbe is an award winning comedian, television presenter, journalist, rapper, musician, DJ, remixer, music producer, VJ, film maker and professional Jew.
MC Rebbe <--- The Rapping Rabbi

Jewtopia - The Play and The Book

Before creating Jewtopia in 2003, Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson were unemployed actors and writers, working odd jobs and just trying to catch a break. Finally wanting to take matters into their own hands, they wrote Jewtopia, racked their credit cards with debt, and mounted the production themselves. Jewtopia went on to become the longest running original theatrical comedy in Los Angeles history.
www.jewtopiaworld.com <--- More info, and how to order the book.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Born to Kvetch

This is a funny book, and it has a good homepage too!

"Throughout history, Jews around the world have had plenty of reasons to lament. And for a thousand years, they've had the perfect language for it. Rich in color, expressiveness, and complexity, Yiddish has proven incredibly useful and durable. Its wonderful phrases and idioms impeccably reflect the mind-set that has enabled the Jews of Europe to survive a millennium of unrelenting persecution . . . and enables them to kvetch about it!"

The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide To Guilt

"Rabbi's daughter Ellenson's wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection touches on familiar-mothers, marriage and bacon-as well as less obvious, but equally potent, sources of guilt."
Avaliable here <--- Amazon.com

Arafat & The Nice Jewish Girl

The newest sitcom from NBC. Nice Jewish girl shares an apartment with Yasser Arafat in NYC. Only on "Must see TV!"
"Arafat & Me" <--- More pics (Flickr)

Brooklyn Pesach

Crown Heights <--- More info!

The Tribe (2006) - Premiere in San Fransisco

The Tribe Premiere in San Fransisco - Pictures <--- (Flickr)

Barbie Lights the Menorah (in Baltimore)

An oversized Barbie lights the Jewish candelabrum at The Chanukah House in Baltimore.

Anny-Yolande Horowitz

Read More <--- (Flickr)

I Have Never Forgotten You - The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2007)

"I Have Never Forgotten You" is a comprehensive look at the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, the famed Nazi hunter and humanitarian. Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman, it features interviews with longtime Wiesenthal associates, government leaders from around the world, friends and family members--many of whom have never discussed the legendary Nazi hunter and humanitarian on camera. Previously unseen archival film and photos also highlight the film.
IMDB <--- Info!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Mazel Tov Flip Flops!

Great for Bar or Bat Mitzvahs or Weddings with a beach theme.
Even Better if you are on a wet beach.
It will leave impressions in the sand or ground!