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Posted on: June 9th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
Towards the end of last week, a story had come out about a new brochure issued by the NY City Health Dept. discouraging the practice of “metzitza b’pe.” DOH’s commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley was pushing the story, hoping to get New Yorkers to spread the word. There are important reasons why the practice should be […]
Posted on: May 30th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
First, the key points, as listed by Australian blogger Gary Dunn: Israel to Pay Wages of Reform, Conservative Rabbis Although the court ruled in 2009 that the state should pay up, a dispute arose over how to define non-Orthodox rabbis, which prevented the agreement from being finalized. The Reform movement insisted its leaders be called […]
Posted on: May 24th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
MEDIA BE DEAD Almost 200 years ago, French painter Paul Delaroche declared, allegedly, “From today painting is dead,” after he had learned about Daguerre’s discovery that exposing an iodized silver plate in a camera creates a lasting image if the latent image on the plate is developed and fixed. I imagine Johannes Gutenberg or someone […]
Posted on: May 23rd, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
My top pick for today is The Lid’s fascinating entry titled: Convicted Terrorist Tries To Intimidate Blogger Stacy McCain Away From The Truth It’s got everything, and if it’s real, then it’s pretty scary. So, let’s get scared together: If you don’t know Robert Stacy McCain you are really missing something. As the saying goes, […]
Posted on: May 22nd, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
I was bored and so I Googled “Jewish jokes” and got this one. I chortled, I think you will, too. Cohen and Levy are both in the antique business across the street from each other, and have been for years. Cohen hates Levy – he thinks he’s a gonniff and; a liar and; an ignorant […]
Posted on: May 21st, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
Every opening to the outside world is a calculated risk. Every time we open a window we chance being shocked by something vile. Every time we ride in our cars, take the subway, even go to shul – something terrible can offend our senses and even influence our very being. Opening a book – are […]
Posted on: May 17th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
Our JBlogs Chief Reviewer Tibbi Singer brings you fresh recommendations on 12 new articles, plus reader mail and words of wisdom about sticking magnets under your skin (you shouldn't).
Posted on: May 16th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
You want strange news? I’ll give you strange news: According to a complaint filed in Federal Court, Nancy Genovese, a mother of three, was arrested for taking a picture of the decorative shell of a helicopter on display in full public view near the entrance of the Gabreski Airport in Suffolk County, New York. While […]
Posted on: May 15th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
I admit, I like a bizarre news story like the next gal. So I definitely had to click to read this item from the AP: “Police say a man named Joseph Glynn Farley was arrested in a Southeast Texas city for riding his unicycle in the nude, distracting drivers and creating a hazard.” Right away, […]
Posted on: May 14th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
Our recent discussions in the Jewish media of gay marriages and the conflict between being a faithful Jew and being gay reminded me of a really old joke. A matchmaker comes up to a yeshiva guy, takes him aside and says, “Have I got a shidduch for you!” “Who?” “Princes Margaret.” “What?” Trust me, she’s […]
Posted on: May 10th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
Not related to the image above which is just my treat to you, the same-sex story reminds me of the joke about a guy sitting in the park, starting a light chat with a young woman. After a while, the conversation kind of dies down and the two drift into silence. So the young woman […]
Posted on: May 9th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
Our roundup today concludes with parental anxieties, which all of us with and without children share. It reminded me of the joke about a father and his son who go into a restaurant and order soup. The soup arrives boiling hot, but the steam was trapped below the grease. The son drank a spoonful and […]
Posted on: May 8th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
One of the questions posed to PM Netanyahu and his new coalition bride Shaul Mofaz by one of those pesky Israeli TV reporters was: Only a short while ago, Mofaz called Bibi a liar. Now the two of you are headed into a long-term marriage (a year and a half is eternity in Israeli politics). […]
Posted on: May 7th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
This Jewish guy gets to a small town out in the hinterland, and in his kosher traveler’s guide he finds a motel that’s run by a Jewish lady. Sunday morning the church bells are ringing and he hears the motel owner yelling out: Jimmy, the bells are ringing, time to go to church! So the […]
Posted on: May 5th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
Happy New Week. I’m trying a topical approach to my roundup, so I went trolling for new, interesting things about Lag Ba’Omer (only a couple of days ahead), the ‘Asifa’ in Citi Field, and stam interesting Jewish tidbits. Let me know if this format works for you, I’m trying new things. There’s a classifieds ad […]
Posted on: May 4th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
It’s the 12th of Iyar. On this day in the year 70, Roman General Titus breached the middle wall of Jerusalem (it was June 5 back then). It’s the yahrzeit (in 1778) of Reb Shmuel Shmelke Halevi Horowitz of Nikolsburg. On his first day as the Rabbi of Nikolsburg, he made it rain. It was […]
Posted on: May 3rd, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
It's Iyar 11, the yahrzeit of Methuselah at the 969 years of age (according to one opinion). I suppose on this day Jewish geezers go down to the park and pass judgment on the pigeons (You call that pecking?). It's also the yahrzeit, in 1884, of Judah Philip Benjamin, the second Jewish senator in U.S. history (from Louisiana), who also served in the cabinet of President Jefferson Davis (yes, yes, they lost).
Posted on: May 2nd, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
We're a seriously self-obsessed nation, goes without saying. And if we spot you even mumbling something under your mustache or into your beer – we just know it was about us and how we control things, and grab your money and all that. But what if you say nothing about us – and you're Gore Vidal? Tricky, right? We'll answer that and 9 more mysteries after you click.
Posted on: May 1st, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
It's my second batch so far, and all I can say is I'm frustrated beyond belief, because there's so much good, zesty stuff out there in Jewblogia, and I only get an hour or two to look for the best. For sure I missed great pearls today, and if you want to help me correct this inequity, a.) start a new blog against me, and, 2.) send me da links. I want my links to your work. Trip well, cruise safely, it should all be G rated, maybe PG-13, max.
Posted on: April 30th, 2012Blogs → jBlogs
Our daily roundup of the Jblogosphere goes to Hirhurim, The Jew and the Carrot, Failed Messiah, and Cross Currents. We'll be here every weekday with whatever caught our attention out there. Your comments are welcome, and if you're a habitual Jblogger and just uploaded your heart online, please let us know so we'll come visit.
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