In other frum musical viral video news, we have here a clip titled “Yeshiva Jewish student doing Michael Jackson,” which pretty much sums it up. Enjoy: More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
Three years ago today the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, passed away.
Jackson’s connection to the Jewish community and Israel was strong but also controversial at times. Here are some facts you may not have known about MJ, the Jews and Israel.
1. Jackson was good friends with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
The outspoken New Jersey rabbi (and congressman wannabe) met Michael Jackson in 1999 with the help of Jackson’s friend, Israeli illusionist Uri Geller, and the two became buddies. Jackson even came over to Boteach’s house for Shabbat dinners. The rabbi has publicly stood by Jackson — defending him against allegations of being a Nazi sympathizer or continuing to work with him on children’s issues despite the accusations of sex abuser. And then there was the post-death book of interviews. More ▸
By Adam Soclof
Did Michael Jackson take his most famous dance move from a Jewish mime? We revisit this myth on what would have been the King of Pop’s 53rd birthday. [[READMORE]] Born August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was long rumored to have borrowed the moonwalk from the legendary French mime Marcel Marceau. This alleged association ran in Marceau’s… More ▸
By Ami Eden
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says he is considering a run for public office after local officials failed to prevent a Libyan ambassador from moving in next door to him. More ▸
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach will release a book based on his interviews with the late Michael Jackson. More ▸
By Marcy Oster
An Israeli pharmaceutical company has recalled two batches of an anesthetic drug connected to the investigation of Michael Jackson’s death. More ▸
By Tom Tugend
Michael Jackson’s life was full of contradictions, and the late singer’s relationship with Jews and the Jewish community was no exception. More ▸
Like Michael Jackson’s physical transformations, an exhibition about physical stereotyping of Jews reminds us of what we see — and what we don’t — when we stereotype minorities. More ▸