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  • Maccabiah Athletes Find their Party

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 13, 2009 | 2:31 am

    Max Nordau is kvelling from the great weight room in the sky.  The Zionist father of the Maccabi games dreamed of Jews, with rippling muscles and athletic talent who would dispel the old stereotype of physical weakness and give rise to a “new Jew.”

    The Sunday evening welcome... read on

  • L.A. FIFTH-GRADER READY FOR PRIME TIME

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 10, 2009 | 7:12 am

    Yoni Ben Naim has traveled to Israel at least yearly since his birth nine years ago, but this summer, he’s a little nervous about the trip.  The Brawerman Elementary School fifth-grader has been tapped to serve as an on-air interviewer for JLTV‘s coverage of the 18th Maccabiah,... read on

  • “I Resist” This Dumb YouTube Video

    By Rob Eshman

    July 9, 2009 | 5:36 pm

    [VIDEO BELOW]

    I watched a new YouTube video called, “I Resist,” so carefully I can tell you that at minute 1:46 the word subjugation is misspelled. 

    Yep—I took in every second and all I can say is, I’m sorry.

    I’m sorry that the people who made this video, and the people... read on

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  • Should Israel Attack Iran?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 7, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    Sweep every other geopolitical question aside: the biggest issue facing the world right now is Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

    Why?  Because the repercussions of Iran’s unstopped push toward the development of nuclear weapons and their delivery system may include imminent war,... read on

  • Sizzling Nude Bar Rafaeli..Commentary

    By Rob Eshman

    July 3, 2009 | 1:19 pm

    [video below]

    The hottest part of a naked Bar Rafeli video making the You Tube rounds is the comments section.  Stick a nude music video of a supermodel up on YouTube and you’d expect some misogynist, lewd, perverse and creepy comments.

    But when the supermodel is ISRAELI, and... read on

  • Flight from Hell

    By David Suissa

    June 30, 2009 | 10:01 pm

    I’m off to Jerusalem for 10 days to study at the Hartman Institute, and I’ve been asked to “blog my trip.” So, in theory, if you check out this “Postcards from Jerusalem” blog every day for the next 10 days, you should be getting a continuous flow of interesting insights... read on

  • Is Al Franken Jewish?  Are You Kidding?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2009 | 4:35 pm

    How Jewish Is Al Franken?

    The Minnesota Supreme Court just declared that Democrat Al Franken is the winner in the Minnesota Senate race, beating out incumbent Norm Coleman. 

    That’s the perfect opportunity to explore just how the new senator from Minnesota views his faith.

    “I... read on

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