Jewish Journal’s “Video Jew” Jay Firestone brings us his video journalism about elections in addition to his thoughts on meatball-schwarma subs and, uh, mah-jong. Enjoy.
It’s so effing sweet when they get it… and the Reader does tend to *get* it…
Rabbinical School Dropouts
The California big band known as the RABBINICAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS actually does seem to play at a lot of weddings and bar mitzvahs, which is hard to square with their sound. Recalling Zappa at his giddiest and [...]
Like Adam wrote on Monday, for nearly five years Daniel Sieradski, aka Mobius, has been the editor-in-chief of Jewschool. Jewschool is a popular, multi-author blog and Daniel is a prolific blogger. Today he announced that he’s leaving Jewschool and he’ll rarely be blogging on his personal blog because he’s been hired at the Director of [...]
In case you missed KFAR’s May 16 concert by ESTA, WBEZ 91.5FM rebroadcast a 30 minute excerpt of Israel’s most original instrumental band on the Radio M program this past week. Our thanks to Tony Sarabia at Chicago Public Radio and Eric Butkus of Record the World for making this possible. Click on [...]
American Jewish World Service prez Ruth Messinger was on WBEZ’s WorldView with Jerome McDonald, speaking about her organization’s work and leading role in the Save Darfur Coalition and the Darfur Divestment campaign. Give it a listen here:
First, Mr. Ari Gold, its pronounved Yome Kippour. Not Yahm Kippur. The Sea Atonement? I think not. At the Orthodox shul. the Chazzan is chanting Ani Maamim. We usually stand for that prayer. And what’s with an Orthodox congregation full of men wearing those funny ’short’ tallit? As for not having a phone on [...]
Rechov Sumsum returns to the Israeli airwaves this year, marking the first time in @@@ years the Israeli version of Sesame Street produces new episodes. There will be some new charachters, however.
A new feature is the first Arab puppet in the Israeli series, “Rechov Sumsum.” Its Palestinian counterpart, “Shara’a Simsim,” seeks to offer positive [...]
Chicago Tonight will do a featurette on Beth Shalom Bnai Zaken , Chicago’s only “Black” synagogue on this evening’s show, in advance of Pesach. Should be interesting. they recently moved into a new facility close to Midway from the Bikor Chloim Warshawer facility on the old southeast side, which until its sale was the oldest [...]
I stopped a video on YouTube and took a screenshot. So what, Britney Spears shaved her head. We all chopped our hair in HS or college and she didn’t have that opportunity. I think it looks pretty good. But she’s also still wearing that big ol’ Star of David.
Britney, what are you trying to tell [...]
If you watch HBO’s series Rome, you may have noticted that “Tymon” has been augmented by his brother Levi, and that the Jewish angle is being explored on the series. Newly arrived from Jerusalem, Levi has hinted at his displeasure with the Judean leadership accepting Roman yoke. Saying he has arrived in Rome to [...]
TV’s revenge for my watching a little too much Star Trek as a kid is my father really liking Boston Legal and its star, Denny Crane, aka Willliam Shatner aka Captain Kirk (everyone together in your Ricardo Montleban voice: Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirk!).
Granted, I don’t seem to have the same fascination as sometimes does Psychotoddler, but I do [...]
The Lincoln Park Chad Society does a fine job ribbing its own Gap Khakis wearing image, and I laugh at their Stella quaffing, alternapeople gawking, Trixie-chading escapades. Except when they go and say something stupid like this:
“Every afternoon, while their husbands are out being Jewish and trading money, the Highland Park mom brings [...]
You’re going to have to forgive me fore being MIA lately. I found myself swimming ina sea of deadlines and haven’t quite managed to come up for air just yet. but, don’t you worry, my disappearance is only a temporary one. I’ll be back very soon on a regular bassis. Anyway… I have resisted [...]
I”ll be chatting it up at this event on Sunday…
Sorry to Chicagoist and JTA- We scooped ya on JRC’s new “Green Synagogue” back in August. Still, its gonna be a beauty, and its good news that’s worth repeating. So here’s Chicagoist’s take and here’s JTA. Original tug of the tzitzis to CJN.Technorati Tags: synagogue green environment JRC reconstructionist chicagoist evanston chicago brant [...]
Lilith “independent, Jewish & frankly feminist” Magazine is on the search for a new webmaster (or webmarm?) to work part-time, a few hours per week to focus not so much on design, but mainly on techie upkeep, moving the site from one server to another and setting up an additional e-commerce system. Later, they might [...]
The Israeli Consulate to the Midwest set up a blog for students from the region to post their experiences. Here’s the blurb fro the juf e-lert:
NEW BLOG ON ISRAEL: FOR STUDENTS, BY STUDENTS
From Israel conventions to Israeli movie screenings and food festivals, the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest developed a blog [...]
There’s a saying in journalism- report the story, don’t become it. Reuters is the story. If youve been reading up, you know there’s been a stink about Reuters using doctored photos that exagerate the damage done by the IDF… They’ve retractred the photo, apologized and fired the photographer, but its apparently not the first care.
JPost is apparently looking into whether the “massacre” at Qana was somehow staged, eitherr by bringing in bodies or more likely, herding people into a site, preventing them from leaving and then firing rockets from the building so that there’d be an IDF response… The story is also noteworthy in that Bloggers were apparrently instrumental [...]
I won’t go into how CNN allowed itself to be manipulated by Hezzbolah into being propaganda, that is for another (and when I’m not at a keynote lunch.) I’m pretty sure that Soccer Dad has a thing or two to say–he’s doing some of the best round-ups on the war.
There is a user poll [...]