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  • How do you spell chutzpah? R-Y-A-N B-R-A-U-N

    July 23, 2013 | 10:05 am

    It wasn’t so long ago that Ryan Braun was just a rookie phenom, racking up numbers that had Jewish sports junkies rushing to put the Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger in the pantheon with Greenberg and Koufax.

    These days, not so much.

    The news this week is that Braun has accepted a...

  • ‘Hammer’ Time — Again?

    January 2, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    Everyone’s favorite certified circumcised private dick is poised for a big return.

    Nearly 10 years after “The Hebrew Hammer” hit theaters in 2003, there’s talk of a sequel featuring the titular Orthodox hero. Filmmaker Jonathan Kesselman, a native of Van Nuys, is eyeing a May...

  • Jews in Hong Kong?

    By Jonathan Kesselman

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    My mother used to say that there were people starving in China. While her words had the effect of making me guilty enough to eat her badly burnt chicken, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I'd get the chance to see all those starving people in the undernourished flesh. On Nov....

  • Baddest Heeb Nails Down Distributor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After months of distribution hell, the Jewsploitation spoof "The Hebrew Hammer" will burst onto the large and small screens this Chanukah season. The saga of Mordechai Jefferson Carver (aka the "baddest Heeb this side of Tel Aviv") debuts on Comedy Central Dec. 8 before moving to...

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  • One Mean Heeb

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    At one point in Jonathan Kesselman's "Jewish exploitation" comedy, "The Hebrew Hammer," Mordechai Jefferson Carver strides into a seedy skinhead bar wearing a long leather coat, a black fedora, pais, a tallit and an oversized gold chai. A chalkboard advertises beer on tap such as Old...