Some 1 million American Jews -- or one in 6 -- are actively seeking Jewish expression and engagement outside of synagogue life, according to a new study.
Half a century after Mort Sahl packed in Berkeley undergrads and hip San Franciscans at the hungry i nightclub, the man who revolutionized stand-up comedy hasn't mellowed.
It is commonplace that the best comedy is essentially serious. Of course, clichÃÂ(c)s often have an underlying truth, so maybe that explains why Rob Tannenbaum, one half of the comedy-music duo, Good for the Jews, playing at the Knitting Factory on Dec. 14, is both a very funny guy, and nevertheless someone who discusses his work in surprisingly sober terms.
Does edgy Jewish humor translate? The New York-based magazine Heeb is coming to England -- but whether the United Kingdom's rather reserved Jewish population will appreciate the magazine's offbeat urban style remains to be seen.
The magazine's British launch was held recently at a plush theater in north London during a Jewish film festival, organized in association with the Jewish Community Centre for London.