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Jewish holidays

  • 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 ▸

  • Rashida Jones and Jimmy Fallon rock a new Dreidel song

    Actress Rashida Jones showed up for an awesome holiday duet that covers popular songs and changes them into a festive spirit. Among the highlights… Jones, who’s half Jewish, and Fallon, performing the Chanukah version to Flo Rida’s “Whistle” — check it out (01:41-02:11)! “Just put your fingertips together and you say ‘Shalom!’” More ▸

  • A Larry David Thanksgiving

    Larry David published an animated video on “Funny or Die” about how his Thanksgiving was growing up in Brooklyn. The result: well, exactly how you would expect a Larry David Thanksgiving to be. Larry David’s Thanksgiving Special from Larry David         More ▸

  • So yeah, there’s a Yom Kippur cover song now too

    The “take a popular song and change its lyrics to be more Jewish” YouTUbe trend used to be valid for Rosh Hashanah/Passover/Sukkot/Purim. For some reason, the holiest of Jewish days, Yom Kippur, day of atonement if you may, was untouched. You know, it’s a really serious day. Until this happened: Breaking Down Mechitzas – “Glad You Prayed”… More ▸

  • A guide to the top 5773 Rosh Hashanah YouTube videos!

    Every year our Facebook friends, Twitter followers and fellow emailers send us Rosh Hashanah videos.
    They are usually parodies of popular songs — and amateurish (or sometimes too professional). Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re endearing, but most times they kind of get old after the, umm, 100th share. So we decided to ease on the pre-holiday headache and put this year’s top Rosh Hashanah videos on one ultimate page for you to share. We just want your newsfeed to be clean and tidy — it’s a new year, you know.
    Shana Tova!
    Here they are…
    1. The “Boy Bands Are Cool Again!” video
    Aish – “What Makes Rosh Hashanah Beautiful”  (based on One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”)  More ▸