I was recently watching an episode of “Breaking Amish,” an unscripted show about four young Amish and one Mennonite person who go to New York to decide whether to give up the ways of their families and to become “English,” or, in the language most of us would use, to adopt the...
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Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims
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Remember how excited Christians were about the book “Jewish Wisdom for Business Success”?
Well, that book won’t suffice for a Chinese company. No, they’re looking for their own tall, white, Jewish male who attended Harvard and speaks fluent Mandarin. An excerpt of the job-posting...
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The head of a German fund established to compensate victims of forced labor under the Nazis says he regrets an “ambiguous project publication” supported by the fund containing illustrations that “could be seen as containing anti-Semitic stereotypes.”
Martin Salm, director of the...
December 26, 2008 | 12:44 amAnother guest post from Anita Susan Brenner:
On Christmas Eve, after the minyan, where I said Kaddish for my grandmother, I went home to La Canada Flintridge and stopped at a sporting goods store. The checkout line was long.
While I waited, an angry woman stood behind me,...
August 21, 2008 | 12:16 amLast week, The Jewish Journal played host to two Muslim journalists.
Umar Cheema and Utku Çakirözer are Daniel Pearl Fellows chosen by the Daniel Pearl Foundation in conjunction with the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships to work for six months in a U.S. newsroom.
The idea is to...
November 26, 2007 | 7:45 pm
OK, Olmert says it’s no big deal the Saudis and their pals won’t ‘shake hands’ with the Jews at the conference; at least they won’t be trotting out shopworn stereotypes about conniving Jews hoodwinking the Arab world and the international community, right?
Or will they?
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With the growing frequency of "alternative spring break programs" making them less, well, alternative, USC Hillel added a twist that helped it reclaim moniker. The campus Jewish group teamed up with the USC chapter of the NAACP to build houses in Baton Rouge over spring break in...
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It's official. According to VH-1, it is now hip to be Hebrew. The music television channel premieres "VH-1 All Access: So Jewtastic" on Dec. 19, making a case for the current trendiness of our tribe.
From Madonna's rip-off of kabbalah to "The O.C.'s" dreamy Jew teen heartthrob Seth...
October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm
At last, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Calendar has some real competition -- some Jewish competition. The latest thing in girly pinups -- with class -- is the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's (HBI) Jewish + Female + Athlete Calendar. So you can toss that traditional scroll of...
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As the furor over the election dies down, with unseemly whining from sore losers and unseemly gloating from sore winners, certain stereotypes of Bush voters continue to command currency among disgruntled liberals. One of them is that Bush supporters, and conservatives in general,...
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of spending some time with high-level members of the Knesset. Much was on the agenda: security,
elections, the wall, the settlements and Madonna's proposed trip to Israel. These leaders were abuzz with the possibility that she would be coming to...
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After The New Republic's Gregg Easterbrook wrote in his online column that Jewish executives in Hollywood "worship money above all else," he apologized.
Every group in some way lives up to its stereotypes, and even knows that about itself -- otherwise there'd be no specific humor...
September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Darren Star doesn't want you to know that he spent a portion of his bar mitzvah money to buy himself a subscription to Variety, the entertainment industry's bible. It's been written about before, he claims. But it's just too good a story not to include it. Because somehow it sums...
August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm
"There's a Jew wearing a yarmulke," a drunk member of Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi shouted to a shocked Jacob Faturechi as he rode his bike down fraternity row at the University of Southern California (USC) in 1996.
"I think that it was a novelty to see a Jew at USC that was...
June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Laemmle Theatres serves up more Jewish documentaries this weekend under the banner of their cleverly titled screening series "Bagels and Docs." At Laemmle Monica, early risers can catch "Undying Love," a film that recounts the stories of young couples whose...
January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm
"A Jewish friend of mine loves 'The Sopranos,'" Italian American actor Joe Bologna said with a groan. "I told him, 'How'd you like to see a show called "The Goldsteins" about white-collar criminals and the biggest shyster is Izzy Goldstein?"
Bologna isn't about to play Izzy, but he...
October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm
For three months in 1984, Routhy Wonvimgen's family walked from Ethiopia to Sudan in order to reach Israel. "They walked barefoot and had very little water or food," she said of her family's part in Operation Moses, one of Israel's efforts to help Ethiopian Jews.
"They walked by...
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