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  • Full moon over the West Bank

    This post should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the International Solidarity Movement nor the cameraman’s take on the land dispute in question. But rather a hope that if the day of turning swords into plows and spears into pruning hooks is not around the corner, then at least the Israelis and Palestinians could… More ▸

  • The Chabad race in N.H.

    Our favorite Chabadnik in New Hampshire is Republican state lawmaker and Huckabee supporter Jason Bedrick (here and here). But by the time the polls close Tuesday night, for campaign workers and volunteers the most popular Lubavitcher might be Rabbi Levi Krinsky. Free kosher eats! More ▸

  • Matzo balling with Harris & Berkman

    JTA staff writer Ben Harris looking dapper in his winter gear. For the second year in a row, JTA’s Ben Harris and Jacob Berkman spent Christmas Eve hitting a bunch of Jewish-themed parties throughout Manhattan. Here’?s their take on this year’s festivities: Click the ‘play’ button below to listen. [audio:/images/archive/122607_xmas_outing.mp3] To subscribe to JTA’s Behind… More ▸

  • Adam Sandler does ‘Munich,’ pop singer does ‘Hava Nagila’

    Here are two keepers: a preview of Adam Sandler’s upcoming flick about a top Israeli commando who wants to become a hairdresser and British pop singer Lauren Rose performing her version of Hava Nagila, which is climbing to the top of the charts in England: UPDATE: JTA’s resident music buff, Jacob Berkman (that’ll get fellow… More ▸

  • Y-Love + DJ Handler + Idan Raichel + Matisyahu

    Here’s a message and video link from Y-Love, the self-described Hiphop activist: I wanted to give you a heads up on a breakthrough Jewish music video which hit YouTube last night. DJ Handler and arranged a musical mashup in front of 1,200 fans at Irving Plaza last night never before seen – the Idan… More ▸