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  • It’s Lag B’Omer: Get a haircut!

    [OOOPS: If you’re looking for ‘Obama Goes to Shul’ click here.] The L.A. Jewish Journal’s VideoJew takes advantage of Lag B’Omer: With all those Jews in Hollywood – and with Adam “The Hanukkah Song” Sandler – couldn’t somebody have figured out that today would have been the perfect day for the premier of “You Don’t… More ▸

  • Reporting from Postville

    Since news broke of Monday’s federal raid at the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse, the Des Moines Register has literally owned the story. Their site is overflowing with useful stuff, like: This partial list of detainees, virtually every name Hispanic and held for misuse of social security numbers. News that the plant’s owners, the Rubashkin family… More ▸

  • Hasbara 2.0 (beware of bugs)

    Several recent stories shine a light on the challenges and opportunities of the new YouTube-era environment that Israel and its advocates are operating in. Ha’aretz has a report today on the Israeli Consulate in New York arranging to have videos played on the jumbo screens in Times Square of celebrities sending Independence Day greetings. “We’re… More ▸

  • Mike’s Place

    Joshua Faudem’s documentary on the bombing of Mike’s Place, “Blues by the Beach,” is coming out at the end of the month. It’s being released exclusively online, not in theaters or on DVD. Here’s the trailer. Click here to purchase the full film. Here’s a press release: BLUES BY THE BEACH ONLINE PREMIERE Blues by… More ▸

  • Remembering Liviu Librescu

    Rabbi Shea Hecht’s outfit produced this video tribute to Liviu Librescu, the Jewish professor at Virginia Tech who died saving the lives of his students during the 2007 shooting spree. More ▸

  • Hamas behaving badly

    The New York Times has a front-page story today on Hamas incitement against Israel and Jews: In the Katib Wilayat mosque one recent Friday, the imam was discussing the wiliness of the Jew. “Jews are a people who cannot be trusted,” Imam Yousif al-Zahar of Hamas told the faithful. “They have been traitors to all… More ▸

  • Film Fight

    Here is the film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders in which he argues that Islam is a threat to the Western world (Muslims in Holland are suing him on the grounds that it falsely charges Islam with promoting violence)… Wilders gave a lengthy interview to Fox News… More ▸

  • The News Shticker: Jewno, Britney & Mel

    If Juno were Jewno … (Jewschool has more on the story behind the video) Britney removes her Kabbalah tattoo and … does lunch with Mel Gibson. On Shabbos!!! Before the deadly construction accident last weekend, a Jewish octogenarian and retired contractor tried to warn New York officials that a crane on E. 51 St. wasn’t… More ▸