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Boom Boom Mazal Tov!

By Orit Arfa

June 10, 2009 | 7:08 pm

Maybe they were divinely inspired by their concert right outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City last year—or by the happening party scene in Tel Aviv—but the Black Eyes Peas proudly... read on

  • A Fourth Day In June—Family Loses Son Named for Uncle Memorialized In Jewish Journal Article

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 9, 2009 | 2:21 pm

    On May 20, The Jewish Journal published “Three Days in June,” a Memorial Day memoir by Manny Klein about his brother, Tech. Sgt. Bernard M. Klein, who was killed in action in World War II. Two weeks after the article was published – on a fourth day in June—Dov Bernard Klein,... read on

  • American Girl Dolls…meet Rebecca Rubin

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 5, 2009 | 5:55 pm

    Dana Witkin holds her brand new Rebecca Rubin doll up to her face, and the resemblance is hard to ignore. Both the 7-year-old Orange County resident and Rebecca Rubin – the first Jewish doll in American Girl’s historical character line – have softly curled light brown hair with... read on

  • Obama’s Cairo Speech: I Give It An “A”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 4, 2009 | 6:16 pm

    President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo will go down as an historic game-changer in the history of the United States’ involvement in the Middle East.

    Let me be clear: it changes the game for the better.

    One effect of the speech will be to put a lie to the idea that the US is... read on

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  • Customs Kippah

    By Joel Chasnoff

    June 3, 2009 | 2:09 pm

    I flew to Toronto this morning for a stand-up gig. It’s my fourth trip to Canada in the last two years. On my three previous trips, I was stopped at Customs and forced to open my suitcase so the rubber-gloved security guys could rifle through my undergarments. I don’t know why I was... read on

  • Stodgy Jews

    By Joel Chasnoff

    June 1, 2009 | 3:42 pm

    Last night, I did my stand-up comedy act at a fundraiser for a Jewish newspaper. The publisher, a Jewish grandma in her 60s named Esther, explained that if the newspaper didn’t raise fifty grand, they’d have to fold. She blamed their predicament on the economy, and also on... read on

  • “Waltz with Bashir” was robbed

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 30, 2009 | 4:07 am

      Those who felt that the Academy screwed up royally by passing up Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” for the best foreign-language film Oscar, will find confirmation for their judgment in the review by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott of the Academy’s choice, Japan’s “Departures.”
     ... read on

  • Koretz claims win, but it ain’t over til it’s over

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 28, 2009 | 2:55 am

    Paul Koretz appears to have won the 5th district city council seat, but according to the county registrar, it’s not over til it’s over.
    On Tuesday evening, one week after the election, the registrar’s office announced that Koretz had more than doubled his lead over David... read on

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