Jewish Journal

  • Remembering the Fogels, Coast to Coast

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 17, 2011 | 11:54 am

    At a community memorial service for the Fogel family held in New York City today, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Kehilath Jeshurun called the Fogel family’s murderers “modern-day Amalek.” (Video below.)

    In the biblical narrative, Amalek attacked the Israelites in the desert and... read on

  • Why circulate graphic photos of murdered family?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 15, 2011 | 11:59 am

    [Note: Some links in this article lead to graphic imagery. Click at your own risk.]

    On Monday, just days after the vicious attack in Itamar that left five members of the Fogel family dead, Glenn Beck spoke about the killings on his television show.

    “I have the photos of the... read on

  • How to Help the Fogel Family

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 15, 2011 | 9:58 am

    The National Council of Young Israel has Established and Emergency Fund To Assist the Fogel Children Who Survived The terror attack that killed their parents Udi (36) and Ruth (35), and siblings Yoav (11), Elad (4) and Hadas (3-months).

    The family members were brutally stabbed... read on

  • The Virtue of Shvimpkleids

    By Orit Arfa

    March 15, 2011 | 8:47 am

    Apparently, this woman “Chaya Suri” is acting. In what is fast becoming a viral youtube hit, she parodies an extreme Chassidishe view of “Jewish modesty”—tsinyus—by telling the story of her shvimpkleid (long, modest swim dress) through perfect Yiddish idioms and stereotypical chassidish inflections. What follows are parodies of the parody. If you get the religious terminology, this is some good Jewish humor (if you don’t mind a few laughs on the Chassidishe community’s expense).


  • Neil Strauss on “Gaming” Celebs into Good Interviews [+VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    March 14, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    I wish I would have heard famous mPUA (master pickup artist) Neil Strauss divulge his techniques and tactics for celebrity interviews before I interviewed him back in December about his Bible for the dateless: The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists.

    Although I... read on

  • 'Irvine 11' wants D.A. removed from case

    March 11, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    Attorneys representing the Irvine 11 – Muslim college students who face misdemeanor criminal charges over the disruption of a 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UCI – asked a judge to remove the O.C. District Attorney’s office from the case during an arraignment... read on

  • Is Pete King Picking on Arabs?

    By Rob Eshman

    March 9, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    I deeply don’t understand the timing of New York Congressman Peter King’s hearings on Islamic radicalism in America.  He has presented no evidence that this is an urgent problem.  He has presented no evidence that the majority of mosques are breeding extremism.  There is no... read on

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