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  • Welcome to The Jewish Journal’s new web site

    By Dennis Wilen

    May 27, 2008 | 1:30 pm

    If you can read this, you’re one of the first visitors to JewishJournal.com 2.0, the happy and shiny new version of The Jewish Journal online.

    We finally have a real content management system, which means we’ve added a lot of the Web 2.0 ‘social networking’ tools that finally... read on

  • VideoJew gets shaved

    By Jay Firestone

    May 22, 2008 | 7:13 pm

    For the record, I didn't grow a beard for this video. I did it for God.



    But in keeping the Omer tradition, I realized this was a tremendous opportunity to educate the world about the promises and immense potential of a truly rewarding Lag B'Omer.

    But before I really develop that... read on
  • Judea Pearl named 2008 Franklin Medal winner

    By Dennis Wilen

    April 28, 2008 | 2:38 pm

    Philadelphia’s prestigious Franklin Institute has named JewishJournal.com contributor Judea Pearl as the 2008 recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computers and Cognitive Science.

    Dr. Pearl, father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl and president of the foundation created in... read on

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  • 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

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