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Do You Need a Meal For Shavuos?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Chuck Leavell (r), a keyboard player touring with the Rolling Stones, and his wife, took a selfie picture with Jeff Seidel (c) at the Kotel on Tuesday.

And here’s Jeff with Charlie Watts, drummer for The Rolling Stones:

Jeff Seidel and Charlie Watts. Photo by: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Jeff Seidel and Charlie Watts.
Photo by: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Jeff, a regular fixture at the Kotel, is best known for finding last minute Shabbat meals for young Jews visiting the Kotel on Friday night, so they can experience what a real Shabbos actually is (as well as for his saddle shoes).

Rolling Stones Delay Concert Start for Religious Jews

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Long time readers of yesterday’s papers know that JewishPress.com was instrumental in bringing the Rolling Stones to Israel, 2000 light years from home.

Our Rolling Stones Purim spoof was hot stuff and it was just like the hand of fate flipped a switch and suddenly the Rolling Stones are in another land.

Now time waits for no one, even the Rolling Stones when it comes to when the Shavuot holiday ends. But now it looks like time is on my side as the Rolling Stones have delayed the start of their performance to 9:15PM in little Tel (&) Aviv to allow religious fans to get to the concert. We love you!

Who says you can’t always get what you want?

Facebook Page Urging Stones boycott a Hoax

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

A Facebook page claiming victory in getting the Rolling Stones to boycott Israel is an apparent hoax.

The “Rolling Stones: Boycott Israel” page, established Wednesday, on Thursday reported that the group had cancelled a planned June 10 concert.

It cited “sources with the Rolling Stones,” but there has been no such announcement.

The page also posted a letter asking the group to boycott Israel and signed by the page organizers as well as supposedly by Electronic Intifada and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

But Electronic Intifada, an anti-Zionist news site, denied signing the letter and noted that it does not sign letters institutionally; moreover, the news site reported, the letter is a duplicate of a 2007 letter urging the Stones to boycott Israel that appeared on the Electronic Intifada site and was signed by 350 individuals.

Most of the Facebook page’s commenters are currently pro-Israel, suggesting that word of the page’s existence was more widely disseminated in the pro-Israel community than it was among backers of BDS. As of Friday, the page had 219 “likes.”

JTA and other Jewish outlets had reported on the Facebook page’s existence yesterday.

JTA has asked the page organizers to explain the apparent hoax.

Neil Young to Perform in Israel

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Canadian singer Neil Young, of the former Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock group of the late 60s, will perform with his Crazy Horse band in Tel Aviv this July, his first performance in Israel since 1995.

The announcement by an Israeli producer comes a week after a report, quoting Israeli producers, that the Rolling Stones are planning a gig in Israel this year.

Young is an environmental activist but has not used his stardom to promote political platforms, which is bad news for the Boycott Israel movement that lately has failed to stop entertainers from performing in Israel.

Young, now 68 years old, moved to California in 1966 after starting out his career as a performer in Canada. He is considered one of the greatest rock songwriters and performers.

Rolling Stones Really Coming to Israel this Time

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The Rolling Stones will – or will not – perform in Israel in June, more than year after The Jewish PressPurim page announced a supposed gig, complete with Mick Jagger having an audience with President Shimon Peres.

The gag was clearly marked a prank and was an impossible tale that could be believed only by someone who just woke up from a 40-year-old coma.

Nevertheless, it was reported as fact, to the delight of fans of the Stones and to the chagrin of the Boycott Israel Movement. The Times of Israel noted that the spoof, published on Purim, was written in such a way that “even for the not-Jewishly aware, however, the fact that the article was illustrated with a blatantly photo-shopped image, ‘showing’ the Stones “holding” a large plaque bearing Israel’s state symbol, ought to have given the game away.”

Now the Hebrew language Yediot Acharonot is reporting that the Stones are negotiating for a $.5 million offer to play in Tel Aviv.

Purim is two months away, so the report may have some validity, especially it specifically names the promoters who are supposedly dickering with the Stones.

Full disclosure: I saw the Stones perform in Montreal in the 1970s when I was on the entertainment beat for a local tabloid. I almost caught lung cancer from the marijuana smoke that hardly left enough air for breathing in the Montreal Forum. I still suffer from tinnitus as a result of the on-stage noise.

But all that is worth if the Rolling Stones really do come to Israel this year and drive the Boycott Israel movement over the cliff.

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