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  • What Knesset members could learn from the Cardinals

    White smoke! The Cardinals took less than 48 hours to pick a pope. Meanwhile, it’s been weeks and the parties in Israel can’t come up with a coalition. And that new pontiff could end up serving for decades, while this new Israeli government will be lucky to last more than two years. What’s taking Bibi,…

  • What’s next, frogs?

    One million locusts swarm Israel. (At least it wasn’t #10.)

  • Hey, ZOA, tell us what you really think about Hagel

    Subject line from ZOA’s email responding to Chuck Hagel’s confirmation: Deeply Troubled That U.S. Senate Confirmed Iran/ Terror Group Apologist, Anti-Israel, Incompetent Hagel for Secy. Defense

  • ‘Jewish Jocks’ — plenty of Jews, not enough jocks (What would Howard Cosell say?)

    A new anthology from Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy celebrates Jewish athletes, and the role of Jews in sports.

  • Beren loses quadruple overtime thriller

    Beren Academy, which made international headlines last year with its battle to avoid a forfeit in the Texas state boys’ basketball tournament over a Sabbath scheduling conflict, lost a quadruple overtime game in the state semifinals.

  • Daily Show: Dov Hikind’s black face is a war on Purim

    Jon Stewart & Co. have some fun with Dov Hikind’s decision to go black face on Purim. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook In the spirit of our "How to tell a kosher Jewish Oscars joke" video, check out Billy Crystal…

  • How to make a kosher Jewish Oscars joke

    For all you future Oscars hosts…

  • L.A. Jewish Journal editor defends Seth MacFarlane

    Oscars host Seth MacFarlane has been getting hammered over his off-color jokes Sunday night, with the ADL and the Wiesenthal Center raising objections over this Jews-run-Hollywood gag: Rob Eshman, editor and publisher of the L.A. Jewish Journal, says relax: I found these reactions more annoying than MacFarlane’s comments, which varied from the very funny to the remotely…

  • Hey, Tablet: E.T. go home, make ‘Lincoln’ #1

    “Lincoln” didn’t walk away with the Oscar for best picture. But maybe our friends at Tablet could show this movie some love by making it #1 on their “Greatest Jewish Films” list instead of E.T. Yes, that’s right. Last year At the end of 2011, Tablet published its Top 100 list and made E.T. numero…

  • Top three Jewy moments at the Oscars

    So Steven Spielberg and the Israeli films came up empty. But there were still a few Jewy moments. [[READMORE]] 1) The Oscar for best "Jews control Hollywood" joke [UPDATE: The ADL isn't laughing]: 2) Babs! 3) We’re not sure if it was meant as a nebbish-gets-the-shiksha-goddes joke, but… Seth MacFarlane asks the audience to imagine the two…