There’s nothing like a BuzzFeed list to make a Jewish person feel relevant in this post-Hanukkah, Christmas-dominated webscape. “27 Things Jewish Moms Love” has the food and guilt-based items you’d expect, but there were a few funny, super-relatable parent-child text exchanges in there too. Enjoy! More ▸
By Jana Banin
FHM magazine has put Mila Kunis at the top of their annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World list. The super classy publication (tagline: “It’s great to be a man”) praises her work on “That ’70s Show,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and Black Swan,” in which, we are reminded, Kunis “played tonsil-hockey” with Natalie Portman. Surely… More ▸
by Uri Fintzy
Hollywood came together last night to pat itself on the back for the 85th time, and although the Jewish king of film, Steven Spielberg, failed to bring yet another trophy after “Lincoln” lost to “Argo,” and Israel was once again on the losing spot (though not to Iran like last year, if you want to look on the bright side), we were able to find ten Jewish moments even without Billy Crystal hosting.
Here are the top ten Jewisn moments from last night’s Oscars:
10. William Shatner appeared as a grumpy Captain Kirk for the opening bit.
For fans of Seth MacFarlane, the show’s host, the cameo of Shatner as his memorable “Star Trek” character did not come as a surprise, as MacFarlane is known as an avid “Trekkie.” The best thing about his appearance was his constant criticism of the host, which led to the the wonderful sock puppet rendition of the film “Flight.”
Oscars 2013 – Opening Number With Seth… by IdolxMuzic
9. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt danced together
The two young Jewish heartthrobs danced together with MacFarlane in a tribute to the film “High Hopes,” and later took this adorable backstage photo.
Apparently the two can dance, and apparently Radcliffe, who was known to be a short guy, is like really really short. And speaking of short people: More ▸
Purim, the festival of drinking, giggles, dress up, and those triangle cookies, is a time to feature some hidden creativity for costumes.
Some see this as a time to unleash their inner skank, others, their more controversially political side.
Here are our top 10 reasons why we love Purim, according to some holiday photos…
10. Because on this day, rabbis have green hair!
(and it suits him rather well.)
(Courtesy of BBC)
9. Because animals can be counted for a minyan
.(But not women, of course… just kidding! But seriously…)
(Courtesy of AVAX) More ▸
There aren’t that many Jewish couples out there. On television, that is.
Sure, there are plenty of mixed marriages, as there are in real life, but the small screen doesn’t usually feature a couple where both members are Jews.
But we were able to come up with 10 of our favorites in honor of Valentine’s Day after racking our pop culture-loving brains (and searching the internet).
Here they are:
1. The “retired and moved to Boca” couple – Helen and Mordy Seinfeld (“Seinfeld”)
They love each other but fight all time. They wonder why you never call them (or Uncle Leo) and invite themselves over. Mordy (Barney Martin) always complains and yells about everything he doesn’t like, and Helen (Liz Sharidan) yells back at him but always has his back. The Seinfelds are the thick-skinned, proud and caring couple who somehow get along in a faraway land called Florida. More ▸
Last night’s thrilling Super Bowl didn’t exactly feature anything Jewish (unless you count the third quarter blackout as a homage to the Plague of Darkness), but there was a pretty respectable presence of Jews and Israelis throughout the night, and in case you actually went to the bathroom during commercial breaks (who does that? that’s what the game is for), here they are:
1. Bar Refaeli kissing a nerd for GoDaddy
A lot was said about this commercial, titled “Perfect Match” for domain company GoDaddy. The lucky nerd is Jesse Heiman, better known for his roles in “American Pie 2″ and “Old School.” It took Heiman and Israeli supermodel Refaeli 45 times until they got the kiss right. More ▸
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 ▸
Fifty years ago today, in the great city of New York, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born.
Later, his family moved to New Jersey and Jonathan switched the spelling of his name to Jon Stewart, and moved from studying chemistry in The College of William & Mary to pursuing a career in comedy. As we celebrate the golden jubilee of the man behind “The Daily Show,” we look at the best moments of his career, and believe it or not, there were many of them before he took over the desk in the Midtown Manhattan studios.
One of Stewart’s first ever TV gigs was at the “Caroline’s Comedy Hour”
The famous comedy venue “Caroline’s” had its own show on A&E, and Stewart was one of the show’s writers. You can even see him (not hear him though) in this sketch from 1990, as Colin Quinn and his mullet are trying to figure out who wrote a certain sketch (also in that sketch, a very young Louis C.K.). More ▸
Not surprisingly, almost all of them are thrilled, and there is even an interesting surprise at the end.
So happy right now. Congratulations @barackobama. Whenever you want, I will make out with you at a seriously discounted rate.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) November 7, 2012
Nate Silver was just anointed Emperor of Math. — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) November 7, 2012
Thank YOU sir! Can I get that game on the White House half-court soon? RT @barackobama This happened because of you. Thank you. — Seth Green (@SethGreen) November 7, 2012 More ▸
The election season is almost over, thankfully, but before the we all find out who is the next POTUS, we thought it would be interesting to look at the political preferences of some famous Jews. Some of the Jewish celebrities are very outspoken regarding their opinions, some are more quiet and most of them donate a lot of money.
Check out the list, who knows, maybe it will change how you will vote (I really hope it won’t though):
Republican Jewish Celebrities:
The producer behind “CSI,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun” and more has donated for the Bush, McCain and Romney campaigns More ▸