Jewish Journal

Illegal? Just a bit(coin)

By Jared Sichel

January 27, 2014 | 4:25 pm

Shrem leaving the Manhattan Federal Courthouse on Monday.

It seems that reality imitates Hollywood. Fresh off two films that made Jews inaccurately appear more materialistic and valueless than the rest of American culture ("American Hustle" and... read on

  • How Richard Sherman’s rant revealed the secret to punditry’s success

    By Jared Sichel

    January 22, 2014 | 11:42 am

    If you didn't watch any playoff football this weekend, or didn't watch any ESPN highlights, or didn't watch or read news in general , here's a quick rundown of the biggest story in football (the upcoming Super Bowl has been relegated to #2), which sheds light on the great secret of... read on

  • I Forgot My Phone

    By Jared Sichel

    January 7, 2014 | 12:46 pm

    In late August, a YouTube video went up called, "I Forgot My Phone." Wildly successful, it has accumulated over 36 million views and garnered nearly 22,000 comments. I imagine that the general reaction to this video is, "Oh my God. I like, need to stop using my phone all the time."... read on

  • North Korea, Rodman, and Jews

    By Jared Sichel

    January 6, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    An interesting cadre of people gathered Monday in Manhattan at the Museum of Tolerance. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center joined Rep. Eliot Engel and two defectors from North Korea to condemn Dennis Rodman for his upcoming basketball game in... read on

  • David Pregerson - A full 23 years

    By Jared Sichel

    January 3, 2014 | 3:13 pm

    I went Friday afternoon to the funeral of David Pregerson, the 23-year-old filmmaker who was struck last week by a hit-and-run driver in Pacific Palisades, and passed away due to brain injuries on Tuesday morning. 

    His friends and family filled up the massive Wilshire Boulevard... read on

  • Finer Things: Rocky Patel 1961 Corona

    By Jared Sichel

    December 31, 2013 | 3:15 pm

    Welcome to Finer Things, the section of Most Things Considered that will be dedicated to bourgeois and aristocratic hobbies; namely, cigars and fountain pens, with some scotch, bourbon, and gin mixed in. As a moderately experienced novice in both cigars and pens, this author will... read on

  • Amazing Conan bit on TV news

    By Jared Sichel

    December 30, 2013 | 10:46 pm

    Wow, makes us writing journalists feel special. The NYT covered something related to this in 2012.

  • Praying for anti-Semitism

    By Jared Sichel

    December 30, 2013 | 5:39 pm

    Jay Michaelson, a popular author, writer, and self-described "BuJu" (a Jewish Buddhist, or a Buddhist Jew, or whatever...) wrote a hilariously incoherent op-ed this past weekend in The Forward about Pajama Boy, a recent marketing attempt by Democrats to get young Americans to... read on

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