Is Imus a racist? Does complicity in negative Jewish stereotyping make one an anti-Semite? Is the point to just label the other guy and move on? If we're going to beam a little light unto the nations, Jews should take the lead in reversing the progressive vulgarizing of entertainment, and that work begins at home.
Tel Aviv is one of the hippest cities in the world. Unfortunately, probably the only people who know this happen to live there. Tel Avivians are a breed unto themselves: cosmopolitan, fashionable, absurdist and cynical, these hipsters are so phat they make cool seem outdated. They are a new category of Israeli stereotype, different from the ones we are with: the kibbutznik, the Chasid, the settler, the soldier, etc.
She's young, sexy, defiant and Jewish. And now, journalist Jennifer Bleyer has created a magazine that is ... well, young, sexy, defiant and Jewish.
Sam Dabby was 100 years old on Nov. 5, but he waited to celebrate with members of his family and friends at a Nov. 18 party given at Kahal Joseph Congregation Temple. Among the celebrants was his workout trainer, Jeremy Forte, who has been helping Dabby lift weights and exercise for the past year. "Sam has a variety of medical challenges, but it's never too late to start working out," Forte says. "Like Sam says, 'You don't have to wait a 100 years to do it.'"
The trouble with reading Judith Viorst's delightful new book of verse, "Suddenly Sixty, And Other Shocks of Later Life," is that you recognize another decade has gone by in her life and so, presumably, in yours as well. "Suddenly Sixty "follows on the high heels of those earlier guideposts - "It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty," "How Did I Get to Be Forty," and "Forever Fifty" - and like them charts the changes and new quirks in her life as another 10 years flit by.