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  • Topless DJ rocks the Haredim

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 6:08 pm

    What does a topless DJ like DJane, aka Niki Belucci, have in common with Hellmans Mayonnaise and Bertoli Olive Oil? Well, both were tied to multi-national mastodon Unilever, which recently threw a party in Israel to promote Axe. I don’t have to tell you who the DJ was, and you could probably guess that ultra-Orthodox Jews, major consumers of Unilever’s kosher products, are really ticked.

  • And the winner is ...

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 5:30 pm

    So if I tell you who did it, do I still get to go to heaven?

    OK, so The God Blog’s first caption contest didn’t draw a ton of interest, and it took me a month to announce the winner but ... congrats to EJR who offered the quip above and will soon become the proud owner of “The Jerusalem Book of Quotations” by Jack Friedman.

    Another caption contest coming soon.

  • Crypto-Jews who believe in Jesus

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 4:45 pm

    The Orlando Sentinel published a story today about Aliyah Sefarad International (

    no Web site

    ), an organization reaching out to Latinos who may have had Jewish ancestry. The goal of the program, run by Rabbi Gary Fernandez, is to get descendants of Maranos to reconnect with their... read on

  • McCain as popular as Obama with religious Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 3:03 pm

    John McCain isn’t the favorite among Jewish voters, but he is the most popular Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan. Religious Jews, according to a new Gallup poll, are evenly divided between McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, though Obama has a huge advantage among Jews who considers themselves not religious (about 60 percent of American Jewry).

    Is this further evidence of the continuing rise of Republican Jews or an anomaly sparked by all the fear that Obama would be bad news for Israel, the sacred cow for religious Jewish voters?

  • Mugshots and police uniforms for Orthodox Jewish women

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 12:56 pm

    The Lower Hudson Journal News has been all over the Orthodox-women-and-crime beat recently. On Sunday, the paper ran two stories of note out of Ramapo, a largely Hasidic community.

    The first was one of attainment for Belle Glauber, an Orthodox woman who just graduated from the... read on

  • Kabbalah ruined A-Rod, former trainer says

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 8, 2008 | 9:20 pm

    A former trainer for Alex Rodriguez said the star ballplayer’s interest in kabbalah caused the break-up of his marriage.

    Cynthia Rodriguez filed for divorce Monday in Miami saying the New York Yankee “emotionally abandoned” her.

    Trainer Dodd Romero told the ABC television... read on

  • The ‘good guy’ from hell

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 8, 2008 | 6:08 pm


    That would be Ron Perlman in a lot of makeup.

    As a “good demon,” Hellboy may be a walking oxymoron, but he’s the singular exception to the rule. The first Hellboy movie establishes the occult world as a distinctly unfriendly place; the title character aside, demons are creatures of... read on

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