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  • ‘Jew’ is the new ‘cool’ in Dutch, linguist says

    January 14, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    Dutch teenagers are using “Jew” akin to “cool” or “awesome” in English, according to a linguist from Leiden University.

    Professor Marc van Oostendorp wrote Monday on his blog that he heard the new usage of the word “jood” (pronounced yode) at a high school in Leiden shortly after...

  • The Imus Affair: It’s not hip to be vulgar

    By Mitch Paradise

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Years ago, on my first day of a six-year stint as a substitute teacher in the L.A. Unified School District, I entered El Camino Real High only to be instantly slapped in the face by a profanity-laced tirade by a black male student directed at a group of black females sitting quietly...
  • Sheinkin Street meets superhighway

    By  Orit Arfa

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sheinkin Street is not what it used to be. At least that's the common sentiment among those who remember the street's heyday in the late 1980s to mid-'90s, when the neighborhood was Israel's bohemian center -- hip, funky, free-spirited, and on the vanguard. It is often dubbed the...
  • Now hear this: cool Jewish music

    By George Robinson

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The second annual Jewish Music Awards were given out on Sept. 11, before a sparse but enthusiastic crowd at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.
     
    It was a big night for Pharoah's Daughter, with the band winning awards as Best Middle Eastern Blend and Best World Music Group....
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  • Film Strips Glamour Off Wartime Deeds

    By Tom Tugend

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Each nation has to come to terms with its past. For the Germans, it's the Holocaust, and for the French, it's their collaboration with the Nazi and Vichy regimes.

    I remember when my infantry company landed in southern France in 1944, my mind was full of heroic newspaper and movie...

  • Keep Kosher, Cool on Alaska Cruise

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Witnessing glaciers calving into crystal blue waters, humpback whales fluking their magnificent tails and clouds weaving cottony billows around the tips of waterfront spruce forests are all in a day's work for the average Alaskan cruise-goer.

    Like the humpback whales each summer,...

  • The Death of Cool

    By Rob Eshman

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Mel Levine once accompanied a group of sixth-graders on a field trip. During the fun and games, he asked them what weighed more heavily on them at the end of each day, academic pressures or social pressures.

    Social pressures, they called out at once, no question about it. "I'd...

  • So Uncool, It’s Cool

    By Teresa Strasser

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    I favor the type of acrylic French tip nails that are considered fashionable only by midlevel porn stars. I still wear Uggs. Pink is my favorite color. I've seen the movie "G.I Jane" twice, and not for camp value. I thought it was good.

    Today, I embrace my uncool preferences.

    I...

  • On Shabbat, Stay Cool as a Cucumber

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Miami is hot. In the summer, even sometimes in the winter, the air arches off the streets radiating heat circles that bend but do not break as you walk though them, slowly, slowly.

    My grandparents, Oma and Opa, bought an apartment in Miami Beach that my family of eight piled into for...

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