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  • Natalie Portman, greenest Jewish celeb

    It’s Earth Day, that special time every year when Google changes it’s logo to something naturey looking and we feel vaguely guilty about not bringing our own reusable cups to Starbucks. Seriously though, in honor of the occasion we’d like to give a shout out to who we think is the Jewish World’s most eco-friendly… More ▸

  • Matzah and Mideast diplomacy

    President Obama’s pre-passover trip to Israel — his first as president of the United States — will be kosher for Passover.  The King David Hotel is pushing forward its Passover production schedule to accomodate President Obama’s first visit to Israel while in office. Haaretz blogger Ilene Prusher writes: The entire King David Hotel, where he’ll… More ▸

  • Tu b’Shevat harder to spell than Chanukah (Hanukkah?)

    How do you spell Tu b’Shvat, Jewish Arbor Day? Answer wisely, lest you be on the receiving end of an orthographical smackdown.  [[READMORE]] More so than the Chanukah vs. Hanukkah debate, the debate over the Jewish New Year for the trees rages on. Jewish environmental organization Hazon learned this the hard way after defending its… More ▸

  • Michael Bublé covers Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song”

    After releasing a very successful Christmas album, Canadian singer Michael Bublé decided to pay a tribute to his Jewish fans. On an encounter with TMZ, Bublé was asked what his favorite Hanukkah song was, which turned out to be the famous Adam Sandler version (“Put on your yarmulke, here comes Hanukkah…”), Bublé even graced us with his (bleeped)… More ▸

  • 25 cats and dogs admiring their Menorahs

    The Festival of Lights is upon us, and what better way to spend it than with your favorite friends — cats and dogs (they are more fun to celebrate with than humans anyway).
    So have a happy Meownukkah and don’t forget to light the Menowuff!
    That’s my cat! More ▸

  • Maccabeats’ newest Chanukah video features kids, StandFour should now use puppies

    This is turning out to be the Jewish and very nice version of “One Direction” vs. “The Wanted.” Only last week, four ex-Maccabeats singers posted the Chanukah mashup song “Eight Nights,” featuring elements from songs by “The Fun,” Ke$ha and “One Direction.” Today, current members of the Maccabeats — Yeshiva University’s Jewish a cappella group… More ▸

  • Bar Refaeli wears Santa costume, upsets some Jewish tweeps

    You better watch out, Bar Refaeli is coming to town. The Israeli supermodel posted a photo on Instagram in which she appears somewhat hungover and wearing a Santa suit, with the caption “Good Morning Santa!” And if anyone thought that a photo of a Jewish model wearing Christmas gear would go without any comments, they… More ▸

  • ‘Nice Jewish Guys’ Calendar is back!

    Attention ladies and gentlemen, it is time to once again to say hello to the 12 nicest, most pleasant looking guys, who will always call the next day, bring you soup when you’re sick and be nice to your mother! Yes, 2013 Nice Jewish Guys Calendar is here, just in time for the holiday season…. More ▸

  • Make Latkes like gangstas! (VIDEO)

    Chanukah is coming — and like many other Jewish holidays, this means food, presents and… holiday videos. The video that aims to be the king of Chanukah right now is by “Bubala Please,” a new Jewish cooking show that features a VERY unorthodox duo — L.A. gangsters Jaquann and Luis. The idea is not original,… More ▸

  • ‘Tis the season… for a new Chanukah A Capella song!

    This time, it’s the former members of Yeshiva University’s “Maccabeats,” David Block, Noey Jacobson, Nachum Joel, Immanuel Shalev, who now call themselves “StandFour.” “After graduating from Yeshiva University we wanted to continue to make music that is both fun and inspiring. We believe in bringing out the meaning present in all things – that’s what we… More ▸