(Post by JTA’s Adam Soclof) At Tiferes Rivka wedding hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., Eli Leno and Sori Schlafrig celebrated their wedding on the second night of Chanukah with a special musical tribute: a parody of the chart-topping single “Gangnam Style.” The videowas posted to YouTube under the title “Hasidic Jews going Gangnam style,” although a quick visual… More ▸
It’s been an interesting week if you are a Jewish/Israeli fan of the boy band phenomenon “One Direction.” The band hung out in New York last week for a concert at the Madison Square Garden, and visited David Letterman on Friday. The guest before 1D was Dustin Hoffman, and when he realized that he doesn’t… 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!
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Are the publicity problems Israel has been suffering lately finally over? Or did they just get worse? In the wake of the U.N. vote that granted the Palestinians an observer status and was considered a landslide defeat by Israeli politicians, and just days after even Sonia Manzano Sesame Street’s favorite Latina resident, Maria, called Israel “bullies,” the… More ▸
Nine years ago, Mordechai Jefferson Carver, better known as “The Hebrew Hammer,” became a modern Jewish hero after saving Chanukah from the evil son of Santa Clause. The low-budget Jewish blaxploitation film — featuring Adam Goldberg as the Hammer, Judy Greer as his love interest Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal, Andy Dick as evil Damian Claus and others —… More ▸
Chanukah is coming — and like many other Jewish holidays, this means food, presents and… holiday videos. The video that aims to be the king of Chanukah right now is by “Bubala Please,” a new Jewish cooking show that features a VERY unorthodox duo — L.A. gangsters Jaquann and Luis. The idea is not original,… More ▸
Because why not, right? Students at the Artik Music School (Artik is Hebrew for popsicle!) in Yehud, Israel, released this cover version of Taylor Swift’s song “I Knew You Were Trouble.” On the YouTube page, the 50-member band is referred to as “the biggest rock group in the world.” The version actually made it… 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 ▸
Hundred of rockets are launched from Gaza and aimed at the cities of Israel from Sderot to Tel Aviv, and what do they Israelis do? Laugh about it, obviously.
Like most Jews, humor seems to be the best medicine to the surreal situation, especially when the rocket threat has finally made it to the Tel Aviv on its bloggers and Internet geeks.
Here are some of the best Internet reactions to operation “Pillar of Defense”
The recent round of violence took a huge turn when Israel assassinated Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas’ “Chief of Staff.”
If he had a Facebook, this is how it would look like: More ▸
Yeah, there is bad situation going on in Gaza, Southern Israel and even Tel Aviv and its suburbs. Luckily, we came across this adorable photo of kittens in Jerusalem via Marta’s Tumblr, and who can really worry about a possibility of yet another round of fighting in the Middle East when you have such adorable… More ▸