Single Jews prefer Jon Stewart, news and kittens in Israel, a very ’90s Madonna bar mitzvah

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Rotem the female sand cat carrying her newborn, with three more of her kittens, at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Aug. 11, 2012.  (Tibor Jager/Ramat Gan Safari/FLASH90)

Rotem the female sand cat carrying her newborn, with three more of her kittens, at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Aug. 11, 2012. (Tibor Jager/Ramat Gan Safari/FLASH90)

 NEW YORK (6NoBacon) — A recent survey among users of the Jewish dating site JDate and its Christian counterpart ChristianMingle asked the question: “Who is your favorite political news funnyman?” Young Jewish singles prefer Jon Stewart, who finished first in a landslide, with 51 percent of the vote. Over at the Christian website, 39 percent of users cited Stephen Colbert, who is Catholic, with Stewart finishing a close second. Colbert finished third among JDate users with 18 percent  — behind HBO’s outspoken Bill Maher, who came in second with 23 percent of the votes, and ahead of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” host Seth Meyers (8 percent).

Sand kittens in the desert

The Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv is not shy about sharing photos and videos of adorable baby animals, which in Internet terms are the largest attention grabber possible. Two months ago it was Terkel the baby rhino; this time the newest additions are four rare sand kittens, which born to Rotem the sand cat. Rotem made aliyah from Germany two years ago and joined a Polish sand cat that had arrived two years earlier, making the four new sabra fluff balls pure Ashkenazi sand cats. The sand cat is considered extinct in Israel, and every successful breeding attempt is a reason for local zoologists to celebrate — and for cat lovers to “ooh” and “ahh” over how adorable they are with their big ears. After growing up, the four sand cats will look for a new home, if anyone is interested and has a desert to spare.

A song for Mindy

A few weeks back, Mindy Meyer, the twentysomething New York State Senate candidate from Flatbush, Brooklyn, made headlines and became an Internet sensation with her unorthodox Orthodox campaign, which included an extremely bedazzled website and a series of video interviews. The Jewish pop-punk band The Groggers has weighed in with a tribute to the political diva — a catchy love song for her, which includes the lyrics, “We’ll reign over Brooklyn, You’ll be king and I’ll be queen, And I’ll even help you sound out the big words, In your people magazine.”