I was on the island of Koh Lanta on Dec. 26. Koh Lanta is just east of Phuket and Ko Phi Phi Island and part of the province of Krabi, Thailand.
The island is made up of Muslims, Christians and Buddhists. I had visited this small island earlier in the year, and was blown away both by the kindness of all the inhabitants, as well as its natural beauty.
After months of distribution hell, the Jewsploitation spoof "The Hebrew Hammer" will burst onto the large and small screens this Chanukah season. The saga of Mordechai Jefferson Carver (aka the "baddest Heeb this side of Tel Aviv") debuts on Comedy Central Dec. 8 before moving to theaters courtesy of Cowboy Pictures.
The Jewish newspaper scene in Los Angeles was recently enlivened by the rise and fall of the short-lived "Jewish Voice," and it is being invigorated again by the significant changes taking place in the local Hebrew-language press.