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  • The ADL didn’t think Seth Macfarlane was very funny

    Some of us chuckled– giggled at most– to Seth Macfarlane’s sexist, racist jokes at the Oscars last night, but the anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman certainly did not. The organization sent out a press release this morning calling Macfarlane’s Ted bit “offensive and not remotely funny,” referring to the part where the teddy bear from the 2012 film, “Ted” came…

  • Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind doesn’t see what’s wrong with painting his face black on Purim

    Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind held a massive party at his house yesterday for the Jewish holiday of Purim, which features 14 hours of food, booze, and of course, costumes. Hikind, getting into the holiday spirit, dressed up as a basketball player– ALL BASKETBALL PLAYERS, you see, not just a specific one– complete with afro, sunglasses, and jersey….

  • Women making their voices heard in Jewish wedding ceremony

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The text was a bit wordy, the content a little humorous, and it took weeks of brainstorming and creative writing. But when Robin Weber finally finished writing her own ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract was everything she wanted it to be. The final version included generic lines about promising to love…

  • Top 10 reasons why we love Purim, as seen through photos

    Purim, the festival of drinking, giggles, dress up, and those triangle cookies, is a time to feature some hidden creativity for costumes.
    Some see this as a time to unleash their inner skank, others, their more controversially political side.
    Here are our top 10 reasons why we love Purim, according to some holiday photos…
     10. Because on this day, rabbis have green hair!
    (and it suits him rather well.)

    (Courtesy of BBC)
     
    9. Because animals can be counted for a minyan
    .(But not women, of course… just kidding! But seriously…)

    (Courtesy of AVAX)

  • Fran Drescher wants you to know she likes to sext

    She’s moved on from her immaculate role as the Nanny. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Fran Drescher revealed that she often sexts (as in, to send dirty text messages), but makes sure she never sends photos. “I like to sext,” the 55-year-old star of “Happily Divorced” said. “Absolutely, [but] no pictures.” Drescher revealed that…

  • For gay Jewish couples, marriage ceremony options are growing

    NEW YORK (JTA) — It was love at first sight for Benny Roitman and Jon Ilani, a gay Jewish couple from New York. The two were set up by a friend, and while they seemed to hit it off from the start, their mutual interest grew once they learned they were both Israeli and had…

  • Babs is preparing for the Oscars with juice

    There’s a lot of pressure being put on Barbra Streisand, whose performing for the first time in 36 years this Sunday at the Oscars (7:00, EST, which gives you just enough time to sober up from the Purim festivities), and to deal with that pressure, Babs is altering her eating routines. Stylists told the Hollywood Reporter Streisand is…

  • A Bar Mitzvah video is going viral

    There are Save the Dates you receive in the mail for family events, and then there’s this. Daniel Blumen, a little Jewish boy from Atlanta, made a music video to remind those about his upcoming Bar Mitzvah event, and the video has since gone viral, surfacing on CNN, ABC, NBC, Yahoo!, and the Daily Mail,…

  • John Galliano’s brother responds to the faux pas

      Joe Galliano, the brother of fashion designer John Galliano, appeared on Conan Tuesday night to respond to his brother’s outfit, which may or may not have been copying Hasidic garb (where did this guy even come from? Conan, how do you do what you do?)   The other Galliano poked fun at all the…

  • That Israeli TV commercial featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus was pulled off the air

    The controversial commercial Julia Louis-Dreyfus made for Israel’s YES satellite television company has been pulled off the air, Contact Music reports. The commercial showed Louis-Dreyfus rubbing an overweight woman’s stomach in an elevator and wishing her a congratulations only to find out she’s not pregnant, and she spends the rest of the commercial trying to fix her mistake. Israeli…