Archive for December 2013

My Favorite Jews Of 2013

<iframe width="480" height="270" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/v7USJs-CfVg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br><br><b>Bob Dylan</b><br><br> This year, Dylan released the first official video for "Like A Rolling Stone". It's interactive, with 16 channels from which to choose.  Wired Magazine calls it "pretty much the best thing ever".  The video above is just a preview. I can't explain the full video - you have to <a href="http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html" target="_blank"> experience it</a>.  Best music video of the year ... Dylan is Jewish ... he makes this list.
Jews are, arguably, history’s most persecuted minority.  We have it good these days, but there’s a reason we joke that most Jewish holidays can be summarized with the phrase, “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.”  Maybe that’s why we seem so obsessed with whether or not newsworthy people – and sometimes fictional... Read more »

Santa Isn't Black - He's Jewish

Santa Isn't Black - He's Jewish
You’ve heard that Aisha Harris at Slate thinks it’s time to stop thinking of Santa as a white man. The idea of a Black Santa so upset Megyn Kelly that she took the time to assure any children watching her Fox “News” show that they need not worry …  Santa Claus is white – and so... Read more »

Experiencing the Joy of Small Connections

Experiencing the Joy of Small Connections
More than two months ago I decided to support a Kickstarter campaign for a new book of Jewish prayers. Today, the book arrived in the mail. It’s a wonderful collection by an incredibly talented poet and liturgist. I probably wouldn’t have known about the book – or the author’s talents – were it not for... Read more »
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