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  • Lena Dunham on Purim, Jew Jokes, and her favorite Jewish things

    Lena Dunham was the queen of last night’s Jewish Museum Purim Ball at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan, delivering the night’s spiel from the perspective of her six-year-old self. “Welcome to my bat mitzvah,” Dunham greeted the crowd of some 950 people. “If anything I say offends you, please don’t fucking tweet it. It’s… More ▸

  • Jon Stewart rocks Dov Hikind on blackface

    You know you’ve pissed off enough people when you end up on the Daily Show. Jon Stewart poked fun at Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind last night for his rather poor choice of Purim costume, when he wore an afro, orange jersey, and blackface makeup to dress up as “a basketball player.” Stewart listed all the… More ▸

  • Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind doesn’t see what’s wrong with painting his face black on Purim

    Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind held a massive party at his house yesterday for the Jewish holiday of Purim, which features 14 hours of food, booze, and of course, costumes. Hikind, getting into the holiday spirit, dressed up as a basketball player– ALL BASKETBALL PLAYERS, you see, not just a specific one– complete with afro, sunglasses, and jersey…. More ▸

  • Top 10 reasons why we love Purim, as seen through photos

    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 ▸

  • Lena Dunham is giving a Purim shpeil in New York

    The New York Jewish Museum’s Purim Ball’s tagline is “Who Wears the Crown” and their guest appearing might be the answer to that one. Actress/writer Lena Dunham will be delivering this year’s Purim shpeil on February 27 at the Purim Ball at the Upper East Side’s Park Avenue Armory. “Ms. Dunham will bring her brilliant… More ▸

  • Hamantaschen– Jaquann & Luis style (NSFW)

    They’re back. Jaquann & Luis, the folks behind Napkin Note’s “Bubala Please” Jewish web series that makes music videos about the Jewish holidays, has another video which surfaced this week, this time explaining Purim’s traditional cookies, hamantaschen. The video addresses everything one should have in mind during the Purim season: shiksahs. Manischewitz, and of course,… More ▸