Jewish Journal

It’s a girl! Mazal tov to Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen

By JewishJournal.com

October 20, 2007 | 3:07 pm

Facts are scare, but Isla Fisher, fiancee of Sacha Baron Cohen, gave birth to a baby girl yesterday, according to Australian and British media reports.

No name yet, no further details, other than the blessed event took place here in Los Angeles.

This Baby Borat is an American citizen!

And from the looks of this photo of Isla, shot earlier this week, it was about time.

Mazal tov! Jagshemash! Ani v’at, at v’ani, chaverim b’Habonim!

—Dennis Wilen

  • Ellen DeGeneres is barking up the wrong tree

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 18, 2007 | 2:29 pm

    Why am I defending Mutts and Moms against Ellen DeGeneres in the Great Doggy War of 2007?  Well, someone has to.

    It turns out we adopted our dog Kira from Marina Baktis at Mutts and Moms three years ago.  Marina was a thorough pleasure to deal with.  Not at all the crazy,... read on


    By JewishJournal.com

    October 14, 2007 | 6:23 pm

    The Internets seem to generate phresh pop culture phenoms on a regular basis. The dancing baby, the Kiss Me Turk, All Your Base Belong to Us, and Chris Crocker (who inspired our immensely popular YouTube video “Leave Israel Alone”) are just a few.

    One of this year’s most visited Web... read on

  • Let there be Subway

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 11, 2007 | 3:23 pm

    I’ve waited my entire life for this moment—the opening of a kosher Subway—seriously. 

    As a nice Jewish boy growing up in a kosher home, when Subway was the topic, my religion had always said no—but my heart always yearned for yes.

    So when I heard about LA’s first kosher Subway, it was finally time to listen to my heart and fulfill my lifelong destiny of eating a meatball sub.


    —Jay Firestone

  • Where is the Muslim Adam Sandler?

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2007 | 12:58 am

    Ahmed Soliman blogs:

    The Eid holiday is upon us—the annual Muslim holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It’s a festive occasion in which the fast ends, charity is given, and everyone is in a good mood.

    I love Eid. I love the cookies my mother makes, and... read on

  • Video: Orit from Israel says ‘Leave Israel Alone!’

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 2, 2007 | 4:59 pm

    Inspired by Chris Crocker’s infamous and passionate YouTube appeal for people to leave Britney alone after her bad performance at the MTV 2007 Music Video Awards, Orit from Israel makes this passionate video appeal: LEAVE ISRAEL ALONE!

    Says Orit: This video is for anyone who dares bash Israel and demand Israel make more concessions. [STRONG LANGUAGE]

    The original ‘Leave Britney Alone’ video

  • 57% of Internet users watch videos online, including me

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 1, 2007 | 9:50 pm

    The majority of adult internet users in the U.S. (57%) report watching or downloading some type of online video content and 19% do so on a typical day; this includes 66% of those with high-speed connections at home and fully three-quarters of broadband users (74%) who enjoy... read on

  • How much do eight chicken breasts weigh and other questions

    By JewishJournal.com

    September 27, 2007 | 3:45 pm

    No doubt about it, JewishJournal.com is a Web resource for seekers of all sorts of information.

    They search, they click, they visit, and sometimes—if they’re lucky—they find what they’re looking for.

    Here are some of today’s searches, and the answers they thought they found:

    What country are Yiddish people from?

    Is there a holiday today?

    Who was that French mime who died?

    How much do eight large chicken breasts weigh?

    Where can I buy Weepuls?

    What’s it all about, Alfie?

    —Dennis Wilen

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