holidays

  • Happy Chanukah from Hollywood!

    Seems like celebs enjoy celebrating the Festival of Lights just as much as the wee folk do! Here are a few examples of our favorite famous Tribers getting in the holiday spirit: Alicia Silverstone’s 8 days of vegan cheer: In line with her green-loving beliefs, Alicia Silverstone is posting eight days of traditional Jewish recipes… More ▸

  • Mayim Bialik and the Maccabeats bring some holiday cheer

    Although I will forever view her as my favorite 90s sitcom star, Mayim Bialik has become the Jewish force to reckon with. Not only is she a neuroscientist, a journalist, and a star of a hit television show, but she is also a very nice lady. Bialik recently teamed up with Jewish singing sensation The Maccabeats to raise money for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. The Maccabeats are hoping to raise $80,000 by the end of Chanukah for the organization with Bialik’s help and support. For every $18+ donation, the donor will receive a gift. The gifts start small, with things like free mp3s, and build up to bigger things like an autographed photo of Mayim Bialik. All donors are entered in a lottery to win one of six grand prizes, which includes a guest spot in the new Maccabeats video, Big Bang memorabilia, a phone call from Mayim, or having lunch with the Maccabeats. More ▸

  • Michael Buble’s Chanukah Jamz

    In a recent caught-on-camera moment with TMZ, Michael Buble tried his best to sing for his kosher supper. After the camera man proposed a duet with Buble (who is famous for his Christmas jingles) he sheepishly admitted that he doesn’t really have a favorite Christmas song because he is Jewish. “So let’s do a Chanukah… More ▸

  • TMZ tries to make T.I. a Jewish Chanukah icon

    SMH*, YouTube video maker. SM mother effin’ H. In this clearly overthought video, a TMZ reporter is trying to convince T.I. to come over to the blue and white side. “Ya gotta do a Hanukkah song, man,” the reporter begs him. Reporter subsequently launches into a Hanukkah rap, tailor made for the hip-hop king himself…. More ▸

  • A Halloween treat: Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

    In honor of All Hallows’ Eve, here is the full-length version of Werewolf Bar Mitzvah, Tracy Jordan’s novelty song from 30 Rock. Some sample lyrics: Werewolf bar mitzvah/Spooky scary Boys becoming men/Men becoming wolves. Yup, that sounds about right. Well, at least the part about the hirsuteness of wolves and Jewish men. Happy Halloween! More ▸

  • Are palm fronds the new roses?

    Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were photographed on the streets of New York pushing their newborn baby Arabella Rose in her stroller. The Daily Mail, which did a fashion rundown on the stylish couple, also noted what was in Kushner’s hand. “He also held some flowers in one hand – perhaps a gift for his… More ▸

  • What is the Fast of Gedaliah?

    "Jewish holiday" Jeopardy™ question: it’s the first fast day after Rosh Hashanah on the Hebrew calendar. No, not "Yom Kippur." Not even if you phrase it in the form of a question. The correct response is, "What is the Fast of Gedaliah?" [[READMORE]] Tzom Gedaliah is observed on the third of the Jewish month of Tishrei… More ▸

  • About that Rosh Hashanah greeting card…

    I really should have heeded the warning of my local postmaster 85 years ago:  POSTMASTER URGES EARLY MAILING OF ROSH HASHANAH CARDS (published Aug. 19, 1926) Sir: The purpose of this letter is to enlist your aid in the campaign which the postoffice is making to give publicity to the necessity on the part of… More ▸

  • Setting the scene for Jerusalem Day

    Today is Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim in Hebrew). The holiday, observed according to the Hebrew Calendar on the 28th of the month of Iyar, commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War of 1967. The days leading up to this event were tense; the Israeli Chief Rabbinate proclaimed a day of fasting and prayer, while… More ▸