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Is this what the Red Sea looked like when the waters came rushing back after the Israelites had crossed?
Watch this flash flood from Israel’s Negev Desert as an empty riverbed comes roaring back to life.
January 14, 2014 | 10:27 am
So a rabbi and a former NBA star walk into a trade show…
Seriously though, Michigan rabbi (and JTA contributor) Jason Miller, actually did run into Shaquille O’Neal at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last Tuesday.
Inspired by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons‘...
January 3, 2014 | 10:56 pm
Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing contest! We hope you will participate and share your story! Write your favorite spot for 2014 in the comments below!
December 30, 2013 | 5:02 pm
Jewish Journal President David Suissa debates political author Peter Beinart spar about Israel in the debate of the year.
Moderated by Sinai Temple's Rabbi David Wolpe.
December 2, 2013 | 5:00 pm
The Anti-Defamation League rapped rapper Kanye West over his off-the-cuff remarks in a radio interview that Jews and “oil people” are more well-connected than black people in general and President Obama in particular.
“If the comments are true as reported, this is classic...
November 26, 2013 | 11:29 am
The Symposium on Preparedness for Mass Casualty Events is in commemoration of the 10th Yahrzeit of Dr. David Applebaum, who was the Director of the Emergency Room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Dr. Applebaum and his daughter Nava were victims of a terror attack on...
November 20, 2013 | 12:22 pm
The first official music video for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is making the rounds on the internet. And Dylan’s endorsement is only half the reason why.
The video, produced by media start-up Interlude, includes a novel interactive channel-tuning button, each channel...
November 16, 2013 | 4:27 pm
Palawan has been touted as an up and coming destination on many elite travel lists. Ever since the Underground River was named a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new seven natural world wonders, tourists began arriving in droves with thirty flights and nearly 1,500 people...
November 12, 2013 | 11:13 am
If you have 10 minutes to spare, check out Drake’s short film/video “Worst Behavior.”
It’s packed with shots of Memphis, f-bombs, and cameos from Drake’s dad Dennis Graham, Juicy J, Project Pat, and a very entertaining white guy dressed up like Drizzy’s OVO owl.
Jewish highlight: “I imported mine/Bar mitzvah money like my last name Mordecai/F***you bitch I’m Mordecai/My mom probably hear that and be mortified.”
Yeah, that’s definitely possible.
November 12, 2013 | 10:52 am
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On the latest installment of “Serious Jibber-Jabber,” host Conan O’Brien welcomes Mel Brooks, whom he calls “one of the funniest men on earth.”
The web series, in which Conan “talks for a long time with interesting people,” is old school in that it is longer than 10 minutes,...
October 8, 2013 | 9:51 am
The Maccabeats have released their latest video and, as usual, it is the sweetest thing ever.
This time the tribe’s own a cappella group takes on “D’ror Yikra,” singing it to the tune of “Cups” by Anna Kendrick. The rendition is performed around the Shabbat table, at which the...
September 25, 2013 | 11:04 am
Drake’s new album “Nothing Was the Same” was released yesterday, as was the video for the single “Hold On We’re Going Home.”
While this short musical film does not feature the Jewish Canadian rapper undergoing a religious rite of passage, it does take place in the very Jewy locale of Miami, where a gun-toting Drake rescues his kidnapped girlfriend. Not exactly shul, but we’ll take it.
September 10, 2013 | 9:30 am
Our favorite raunchy, outspoken, prolific web video-generating comedian is at at again, this time with a fake ad on Funny or Die for a fake new organization,The Black NRA.
Silverman joins up with David Alan Grier, Ron Funches, Neal Brennan and more to help “put guns into the hands of those that need them most: young black males.”
Check it out.
August 22, 2013 | 11:59 am
Ever felt like running out of Temple on Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur? If you did, would your Rabbis chase you down? This is one man's story of Temple fear.
August 20, 2013 | 10:39 am
Last week I penned a column about a Bar Mitzvah party video that had been circulating on the Web. I was incensed not only at the video, but the currency it had achieved, making it appear that this was a paradigm of Jewish celebrations.
The article was written at white heat. A few...
August 19, 2013 | 10:50 am
August 16, 2013 | 9:59 am
Aijia's live performance music video of her song "Good Cry" off her debut EP Learning To Let Go.
August 15, 2013 | 2:11 pm
[UPDATE] The Bar Mitzvah, re-examined
The egregious, licentious and thoroughly awful video that is circulating ‘celebrating’ a Bar Mitzvah contains so much that is offensive that it requires restraint to hold oneself to three ways in which this display slaughters the spirit....
August 15, 2013 | 9:52 am
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July 19, 2013 | 2:43 pm
Need a way to beat the heat? We guarantee you will forget about the weather watching this adorable 5-year old, Caleb, rap about golf, his favorite game, in this viral video.
Take THAT, heat wave.
July 18, 2013 | 1:24 pm
Chi-town mayor Rahm Emanuel had some fun at Taste of Chicago. (Please try your best to ignore the videographer's vertical recording faux pas.)
What do you think of the Jewish mayor's subtle dance moves? We give him a 5 ... You can do better, Mr. Emanuel.