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  • And now for some local Jews

    Two for Tuesday. Jews are moving back into Harlem, including – of course – Chabad, reports the New York Daily News. Also in the News, New York’s only known black Chasidic rapper (how many of them are there outside the Big Apple?), Y-Love, talks about being, well, a black Jewish rapper. A teenager’s suicide has… More ▸

  • The News Shticker

    Beijing it aint, but the folks from Heeb have concocted a Semitic version of the Olympiad. Other videos from the series include Disconnecta Yenta, the Penny Pick-Up and Gefilte Fish Wrestling. Madonna compared John McCain to Adolf Hitler and Robert Mugabe, and the ADL isn’t pleased. Meanwhile, Madonna hubby Guy Ritchie doesn’t share his wife’s… More ▸

  • The News Shticker

    Kenneth Cole features what is probably the first hasidic Jew in a Kenneth Cole ad: Oy gevalt, you should only know how many Yiddish and Hebrew influences have found their way into American English already, writes the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a piece on the upcoming Survey of North American Jewish Language by linguist Sarah Bunin… More ▸

  • The News Shticker: Lindsay Lohan converting?

    Actress Lindsay Lohan with girlfriend Samantha Ronson Pop-tart Lindsay Lohan is apparently contemplating conversion to Judaism in order to be closer to her girlfriend, DJ Samantha Ronson. According to the BANG Showbiz news service, “Sam’s family is Jewish. Lindsay has learned a lot about Judaism from Sam and admires its beliefs.” However, friends of the… More ▸

  • The News Shticker

    On a visit to Israel, actor Rob Schneider haggles at the souk in Tel Aviv. The hottest ticket of the summer theater season in Cedar City, Utah, is “Fiddler on the Roof,” which is beating Shakespeare in ticket sales in this mostly Mormon town 170 miles from the nearest synagogue. Ha’aretz uses questionable criteria to… More ▸

  • The News Shticker

    B.J. Novak of “The Office” is in talks for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming World War II movie “Inglorious Bastards,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Brad Pitt is also in talks to play a character in the film. TV host Jerry Springer sobs after learning what happened to his Jewish grandmothers during the Holocaust,… More ▸

  • More shtick than you can shake a stick at

    The Detroit Free Press reports that “A Detroit-area military engineer accused in 1997 of passing secrets to the Israelis was targeted because of his Orthodox Jewish faith, the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General said in a report.” The ruling DRP party of the island nation of Maldives, located roughly 700km southwest of Sri Lanka,… More ▸

  • The News Shticker

    This video demonstration of how electrocuting a pickle is like being a Christian has been making the rounds over the last few days. Not only is Ivanka Trump back with her Jewish boyfriend, Jared Kushner, but now there’s talk that she’s planning to convert to Judaism. Britney Spears has become romantically involved with her Israeli… More ▸

  • The News Shticker: There’s no denying it … David Irving takes Manhattan

    Max Blumenthal goes underground – literally – to report on David Irving’s secret appearance in New York. Plus… Chief Rabbi to women: Give up your maiden name. USA Today: Messianic Jewish inmate says he’s Jewish, prison says he’s Protestant. Baptist couple and their grown children convert to Judaism in Austin after hearing a Jew lecture… More ▸

  • The News Shticker

    A growing number of Hispanics are discovering their Jewish roots, and one organization, Aliyah Sepharad International, wants to help them make aliyah, the Fort Myers, Fla., News-Press reports. Meanwhile, The Oregonian reports, more Chinese adoptees and other non-whites are being raised as Jews. “But – you don’t look Jewish,” they’re often told. And in Israel,… More ▸