Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 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
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
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
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!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
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)
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!
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
"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!"
IMDB <--- Info!
Monday, October 1, 2007
Even Better if you are on a wet beach.
It will leave impressions in the sand or ground!