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  • The Challenge of Defining Who is a Jew and What is an Israeli Today – A Book Review

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 30, 2013 | 6:37 am

    "The 188th Crybaby Brigade – A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah," by Joel Chasnoff (publ. 2010) is a well-written, insightful, at times hysterically funny memoir of a young American Yeshiva bucher who sought to live the complete modern Jewish experience while...

  • Authors to discuss terrorism at AJU

    By Ryan Torok

    April 26, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    Authors Thanassis Cambanis, Joel Chasnoff and Mordechai Dzikansky will present on-the-ground perspectives of terrorism in Israel and the Middle East when they appear together next week during a panel discussion, “Terrorism and the Middle East,” at American Jewish University.

  • Tefillin cause bomb scare on New Zealand ferry

    December 13, 2010 | 10:38 am

    An Israeli putting on tefillin set off a bomb scare on a New Zealand ferry.

    The captain of the interisland ferry, who believed the boxes and leather straps looked like a bomb, reported his concerns to police during Sunday’s voyage between Wellington and Picton, New Zealand’s two...

  • Did You Hear the One About Haman?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Purim is bizarre," said comedian Joel Chasnoff. Or at least the customs are a little weird. Consider the way Jews celebrate the demise of Haman, the bad guy: "We eat him," Chasnoff said. "Actually we eat a pastry that's named after his ears, and the natural implication is that the...