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  • For Leonard Cohen - A Recent Poem / Videoblog

    By Rick Lupert

    3 weeks ago

    It's my first attempt at a video blog here at the JewishJournal.com (next time I'll dress nicely). Here's my poem "For Leonard Cohen - A Recent Poem" - written for LC on the occasion of his 80th birthday a couple of years ago. Few artists I know were so deeply Jewish in their "God wrestling" as he was. He leaves a 60+ year body of work for us to enjoy. Farewell Leonard. Here's the poem:

  • Moses the Spoken Word Artist - A poem for Parsha Devarim

    By Rick Lupert

    August 12, 2016 | 9:33 am

    Have you ever started a new book, the last in a series
    you’ve been reading for a while? You’re invested and

    this is the beginning of your final time in that world.
    Well here we are at the beginning of the fifth of five.

    It opens like a story arced TV show. Previously in the...

  • I Love You Shane Koyczan

    By Ilana Angel

    February 21, 2013 | 6:53 am

    A friend of mine shared this video on Facebook and I have watched it a dozen times, just this morning.  I had no idea who Shane was, but in watching this video I have done a little research and discovered that Shane Koyczan is remarkable.  Watch this  video.  It is important, it is beautiful, and it matters.  Everyone should see it, share it, understand it, and learn from it.

    To Shane, I fell in love with you this morning.  

    I am a fan, and I am keeping the faith.

  • L.A. punk rock poet Rollins tours Israel—on TV

    By Karla S. Blume

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Before Henry Rollins returns to the Independent Film Channel on April 13 with his alternative brand of celebrity interviews, the late-night host will precede the second season premier of "The Henry Rollins Show" with a half-hour special on the Jewish state. "Henry Rollins: Uncut From...
  • Even Maidelehs Don Pasties

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish girl stereotypes get tossed -- including one you might have heard about them being prudes -- when "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" makes its West Coast debut this Thursday night at Tangier.

    As creator and emcee Susannah Perlman describes it, the variety show features comedy,...