Wednesday, November 14, 2018

jewish Tag

Changed from Darth Vaderberg at Ellis Island

14:56 22 March in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="296" caption="From theforce.net"][/caption] Breaking news in "people you didn't know were Jewish": Darth Vader. Yes, some Lucasphiles say that Darth Vader's chestplate (right), revealed in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, has Hebrew lettering, suggesting Jewish roots. Interpretations of the...

People of the Jungle Book

18:08 07 March in Culture
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Robert Sherman, half of the brotherly duo that wrote songs for Disney movies like "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "The Sword in the Stone" among many others, died Tuesday at age 86. Sherman's father was a Russian Jew who came to the United States with...

A Very Jewish Halloween

15:17 28 October in Culture
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by Sala Levin [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Hey, Bette Midler's Jewish, too!"][/caption] Halloween approacheth, and with it the opportunity to impress your friends with the wittiness and originality of your costume. Or--if you're like this blogger--the opportunity to take a look in your closet, decide you're not...

A Boy Named David

10:54 20 September in Arts & Culture
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by Symi Rom-Rymer David, the recently released feature film directed by Joel Fendelman and written by Fendelman and Patrick Daly, sets out to tell one story, but ends up telling two. The first is about the accidental meeting of two boys, Daud and Yoav, one Muslim,...

Kosher Hip-Hop

16:06 09 September in Culture, Religion
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By Adina Rosenthal There’s a new, up-and-coming Hasidic hip-hop artist on the block. Nosson Zand is a Boston-born musician who takes pride in the positive and hopeful lyrics that are inspired by his Hasidic beliefs. “I’m throwing a life preserver out into the cold, dark waters...

The Jew With Two "Beards"

17:03 06 September in Culture, Politics
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By Steven Philp To their neighbors they look like every other Orthodox Jewish couple, a man and woman married for five years with two children in tow. Even the fact that their marriage is a product of convenience rather than love is not unusual, yet the...