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  • Everything you need to know about the Sarah Silverman ‘Lettergate’

    Sarah Silverman made headlines again!
    But no, this time it wasn’t about a controversial tweet or a controversial video or… a controversial anything. In fact, the Jewish comedian didn’t really do anything.
    Well, depends who you ask, because Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt thought that her lack of, umm, “doing,” is bad, so he decided to write an opinion columnfor the “Jewish Press” on October 11.
    From that moment on it just got more bizarre, so in case you missed one of the most unnecessary debates recently (seriously people, don’t we debate enough these days?), here’s a short recap.
    Last Thursday, Rabbi Rosenblatt accused Silverman of being “too secular”
    According to Rabbi Rosenblatt, Sarah Silverman has a right to use her “daring” humor, but it’s not okay to add “biblical language” to that:
    You want to fight for a value so you take your belief – secularism – and promote it. As an Orthodox rabbi, I disagree with just about everything you say, but respect your right to say it. All I ask, respectfully, is that you not use traditional Jewish terminology in your efforts. Because doing so is a lie. More ▸

  • Israeli star partnering with Sean Kingston for techno song

    It’s pretty apparent that doubling up with chart-climbing pop star Sean Kingston to make music is a pretty safe way to make it big: Justin Bieber did it, Nicki Minaj did too, as did Akon, Kanye West, and Dr Dre. Following in the footsteps of these rock stars is Israeli singer and Tel Aviv native Maital Dohan. The… More ▸

  • Celebs to McDonalds: “I’m Hatin’ It”

    Move over, PETA. Alicia Silverstone (our Jewish hook here), Ryan Gosling, and Zooey Deschanel (to name a few of the 10 irate celebrities involved) are metaphorically throwing red paint all over McDonald’s fur coat. After a recent controversy, the fast-food giant immediately severed ties with Sparboe farms, an egg supplier accused of engaging in animal… More ▸

  • The Great Sandler Debate: Happy Gilmore vs. Billy Madison!

    Sept. 9 marks Adam Sandler’s 45th birthday.
    Under the guise of a work-related assignment, 6nobacon writers Jew-Jew Barrea and Seamus McQuippah watched two seminal Sandler films from the 1990s (Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore) with the task of defending their favorites.
    Siding with Mr. Madison: JJB. Arguing in favor of Mr. Gilmore: SMQ.
    Enjoy! More ▸