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  • Jason Alexander in Israel: The interview!

    JTA’s Ben Harris interviewed Jason Alexander about his experience in Israel:
    When Shimon Peres asked Jason Alexander if he could call him as George, it seemed like a textbook example of Israeli chutzpah directness. But Peres actually deserves some credit. At least he had the decency to ask.
    “Most people don’t ask, they just call me George,” Alexander told JTA . “They actually think that’s my name. That line between fantasy and reality gets blurred. “
    There were several such moments during Alexander’s four-day trip to the Holy Land last week as part of a delegation from One Voice, a New York-based organization aimed at empowering moderates in the Middle East to pressure their leaders into accepting a two-state solution. Alexander was in the region to lend his celebrity to Israeli and Palestinian grassroots efforts toward a resolution. But media outlets in Israel and around the world appeared more interested in the “Seinfeld” star than in peacemaking.
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  • The 8 most memorable Jewish moments on South Park

    It’s been more than 14 years since South Park first aired on Comedy Central. Yeah, I’m not kidding. It’s been around for that long.
    If back in 1997 most people were shocked due to the phenomenal success of a show that featured amateurish animation and toilet humor, it’s now a lonely source of social and political satire in mainstream media. And going 15-seasons strong, it is still very popular. The main reason: the creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker just laugh at everyone. And with Stone being Jewish (though a self-proclaimed atheist), there are a lot of Jewish references. A lot.
    For the return of season 15 on Wednesday I hand-picked the show’s eight most memorable Jewish moments:
    (after the jump) 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 ▸

  • Famous Jews who wear crosses

    The Jewish Daily Forward just reported that Rachel Weisz, a very Jewish actress, has appeared in the Wall Street Journal wearing a crucifix (as well as some lovely clothing).
    Here are a few other Jews and Jewesses who’ve been caught wearing the most Christian of accessories: More ▸

  • Yo Kanye, Imma let you finish, but people compared themselves to Hitler way before you did.

    …and they were better at it too.
    So Kanye West’s opened his mouth. Again.
    The successful yet controversial rapper said this weekend that people look at him like he’s Hitler. That’s right.
    While the honorable Mr. West enjoys being so innovative and cutting edge, he would be disappointed to find out that the whole Hitler comparison thing has been happening since the early days of the Nazi rise to power.
    The difference? The other comparisons were funny.
    Now I’m not saying that every Hitler comparison should be funny, it shouldn’t. But for Godwin’s sake Kanye, stop being such an egotistical douche.
    So for future reference, if you ever want to compare yourself to Adolf Hitler, you should at least attempt to do it like this: More ▸

  • Friends With No Strings: Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman’s Lessons in Casual Sex

    When the media blitz began over a month ago for the new romantic comedy “Friends With Benefits,” starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, many were probably wondering – didn’t the same exact film come out in January?
    Why yes, yes it did. Six months ago it was called “No Strings Attached” and featured Natalie Portman, Kunis’ costar in “Black Swan,” and everyone’s favorite faux trucker, Ashton Kutcher.
    While it is hardly unusual for Hollywood to take a good idea, drag it into an alley at gunpoint and beat it until it loses whatever charm it originally possessed, what is worth noting about this particular pair of films about casual sex is that the two lady leads are played by a pair of famously Jewish actresses. This begs the question – when it comes sex, what’s Jew(ess) got to do with it? More ▸

  • TeenNick’s 90s comeback – All That Jews!

    Ever since Nickelodeon announced that they are bringing back their popular 1990s shows for a nostalgic rerun on the TeenNick channel, the web has been oozing with green slime, from people in their mid 20s sharing their love for the worry-less decade and its children programming masterpieces.
    Ahh, the 90s. What a great decade.
    MTV still had music, AOL was still cool, Dennis Rodman was a pop culture idol, Clinton was in charge and television was great, especially for teenagers. Since we didn’t have the internet , we didn’t really know much, except for what we learned when we were watching TV. And we watched a lot of it, especially Nickelodeon.
    But what not many of us knew, is how much Jewish influence those shows had.
    Hope your green slime is Kosher, because 6noBacon prepared a list of everything that’s Jewish about 90s Nick! More ▸