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  • Rabbi ‘not ashamed’ to take on Rick Perry

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 8, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    This past Tuesday, Rick Perry released a controversial new campaign video, apparently reaching out to Conservative Christian voters.  Since its release, several video spoofs have been popping up around youtube.  Here’s one by a Rabbi.

    Watch the original video here.

    This man is not ashamed to admit he’s an atheist.

  • Dreidelmania: Sinai Temple attempts Guinness World Record for dreidel spins

    By Ryan Torok

    December 6, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Standing in groups around dozens of tables, hundreds of people at Sinai Temple prepared to spin plastic dreidels. While the mood was festive: face painting, pizza, donuts and other celebratory fare kicking off the occasion - the reason everyone gathered together was more serious:... read on

  • Was Catch-22’s Yossarian Jewish?

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 5, 2011 | 11:23 am


    Was Yossarian, the central character in Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22,” Jewish?
    It may be late in the day to explore that literary question, but to adherents of the 1960s counter-culture, who regarded reading “Catch-22” as a rite of passage and Yossarian as an icon, the... read on

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  • Occupy Barnes & Noble?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 2, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    Writing this week’s cover story was a reminder of how much people who love bookstores really love them. And checking my messages at the office today showed me that at least one reader was inspired by what he read—although incensed might be a better word for it.

    “I think... read on

  • Hora Jerusalem flash mob [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 1, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    Produced by: Hora Jerusalem
    Choreographer: Adi Gordon Rawlings
    Hora Jerusalem Manager: Shai Gottesman
    General Artistic Director: Shai Gottesman
    Artistic Director ordered youth: Elad Schechter
    Artistic Director ordered Har Adar, Zeev Summit: Adi Cohen Eliasi
    Administrators Repeats: Harel Yitzhaki, Liron Bosch, Gilad Hlwah, Avital Gabbay
    Isis featured band led by Dorit yin
    School Principal: Leanne beautiful Zligfld

    Video by Jerusalem Hora

  • Santa Ana Winds: Hold on to your yarmulkes [PHOTOS]

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 1, 2011 | 11:36 am

    Last night, Santa Ana winds delayed flights, felled trees, toppled power lines, and knocked out power all over the LA area.  Homes and cars in Pico Robertson and Pasadena sustained wind damage.  How bad did your neighborhood, synagogue, or school get hit?  Send us your pictures here... read on

  • Occupy L.A.: Cute, then not so much

    By Ryan Torok

    December 1, 2011 | 2:51 am

    It was shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning when it happened. Occupy L.A. was shut down. Given that L.A. was one of the last active occupations in a major city, the Occupy movement – at least in encampment form – seems to be dying down.

    Despite the string of Occupier... read on

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