Jewish Journal

  • Vidal Sassoon—hero of the Jewish people

    By Dennis Wilen

    April 14, 2008 | 10:05 pm

    I was backstage at the Philadelphia-based Mike Douglas show twice.

    The first time had to be like 1970 or so when I was the local stringer for Rolling Stone, and John and Yoko were co-hosting with Mike.  I met them backstage (with Phil Spector) and then watched the show in the... read on

  • The matzah challenge…VideoJew’s blind taste test

    By Jay Firestone

    April 10, 2008 | 10:23 am

    video by Jay Firestone

    Can you taste the difference between two different matzahs? 

    For some, it may be quite a feat to positively identify one matzah from another.  But I know that each matzah is unique in texture, flavor, scent and shape.

    Here are a few tips to follow, in... read on

  • Save the beans, save yourself—free the kitniyot!

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 7, 2008 | 4:13 pm

    They call themselves the Kitniyot Liberation Front on Facebook, and they are fighting for beans.

    Name: Kitniyot Liberation Front
    Type: Common Interest - Religion & Spirituality
    Description: To all eaters of kitniyot during Pesach, and to all who believe that kitniyot are not... read on

  • Francky Perez’ hip-hop ‘Hatikvah’ en Français

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 3, 2008 | 4:53 pm

    I can’t feature this video on our home page yet because it’s only in Hebrew and French (no English) but this hip-hop version of ‘Hatikvah’ by Francky Perez et Broadway is stunning.

    Stay tuned for a subtitled version in two weeks, Francky says.

    Meanwhile, here are my subtitles:... read on