Monthly Archives: January 2009

Interview: “Crash”ing into Moran Atias

Moran Atias is unstoppable. The Israeli actress/model/TV host is fluent in three languages and was on the shortlist to be a Bond girl. Now, she’s starring on the Starz network’s first original scripted series, a serialized version of the Oscar-winning … Read More

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Avigdor Lieberman’s Rise (And What It Means for Disapora Jewry)

The rise of the Israel Beiteinu (Israel is Our Home) Party in this Israeli election cycle has finally made it to the pages of the New York Times: In 1978, when he was 20, Mr. Lieberman immigrated to Israel from … Read More

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Biblical Bellylaughs

”Humor in the Tanakh”, Daniel Saunders promises us on Jewcy. And what a relief to find some lighthearted biblical exegesis amidst the posts like Jamie Sneider’s account of interfaith sex with her not yet ex-husband, Mia Rut’s three-way date with … Read More

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Old Jews Telling Jokes

According to Sam Hoffman, the director of Jetpack Media’s “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” his dad is a pretty funny guy. Formed by GreeneStreet Films, Jetpack produces and develops original Internet video, and strives to synthesize independent film with online content. … Read More

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(Without mentioning names for a change) a friend of mine recently came out of the pantry to me and confessed she is bi-potted.  In addition to her two sets of milchig (milk) and fleishig (meat) pots and pans, she keeps … Read More

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A Second Holocaust

Jewcy received an urgent message from Jonathan Kesselman of World Wide Media Conspiracy about the horrors of a second Holocaust: Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. There are 7 – 8 films in current release that deal with the atrocities … Read More

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The Non-Date Date

In a society with any intermingling of the sexes, there is bound to be some confusion amongst those of perceived sexual compatibility.  Be it our natural instincts to attempt to mate, our environment (“Jewish 20’s and 30’s” is vaguely concealed … Read More

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Humour in the TaNaKh

There are many famous Jewish humourists and comedians, but one does not think of Tanakh as a source for humour, certainly not intentional humour. Nevertheless, there are certain amusing passages in Tanakh. In this essay, I hope to describe a few of them … Read More

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