Browsing Archive

November, 2013


The Surprisingly Wide World of Hasidic Fashion

By On November 29, 2013

Have you ever noticed the difference between one Hasid’s hat and another? Michael Levin hadn’t either—until he moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2007 and met his new neighbors. Levin, who was raised secular, was… Read More


Yiddish Theater for the Kindergarten Set

By On November 28, 2013

A late-in-life career change isn’t so unusual. A mathematician who devotes his life to klezmer music. A full-time mom who starts her own business. But even in that context, what Betty Rosenberg Perlov has done is… Read More


The Secret History of Hanukkah

By On November 27, 2013

Everything your Hebrew school taught you about the miracle of Hanukkah is a lie. According to the Book of Maccabees, which most scholars believe was written shortly after the Maccabean revolt, Hanukkah was born of another… Read More


“All I Want for Thanksgivukkah is Jews” Mariah Carey Parody

By On November 26, 2013

DISCLAIMER: This video is rated MW for Meshugganah Writers, OS for off-key singing, and ES for excessive schmaltziness. Intrigued? With a lot of chutzpah and a little shtick, a group of four… Read More


The Next Best Jewish Idea

By On November 26, 2013

Is a thousand bucks all it would take to launch your great Jewish idea into a great Jewish project? If so, take heart. A new initiative from the Schusterman Philanthropic Network is offering up to 50… Read More


Etgar Keret’s “Shiva Tour”

By On November 25, 2013

When Etgar Keret was in the IDF, he gave his first short story to his brother to read while they walked the dog. “It’s beautiful, really moving,” his brother responded. “Do you… Read More


Looking Back On a Crazy Childhood On The Road

By On November 22, 2013

Today, Joshua Safran (not to be confused with Joshua Foer and his brother) is an ordinary guy and an observant Jew, married with kids, a civil rights lawyer. But Safran’s childhood—the subject of his new memoir Free… Read More


Israeli Zombies Hit the Big Screen

By On November 21, 2013

When an Israeli Defense Forces special ops unit heads to Lebanon to capture a Hezbollah leader, they’re expecting trouble. But not in the form they find it. Welcome to Cannon Fodder, Israel’s first-ever zombie movie. The… Read More


Hitler’s Jewish Psychic

By On November 20, 2013

“I see victory for you. It cannot be stopped.” In 1932, these words were spoken to Adolf Hitler one year before he became Reischschancellor of Germany. The man who spoke them was a… Read More


Cool, Kitschy Hanukkah Gifts 2013

By On November 19, 2013

Happy Hanukkah, Jewniverse! Check out our wacky, kitschy Hanukkah gift picks for 2013. Don’t all go rush the internet at once now. This “Love, peace, and latke grease” t-shirt inspires us to get our hands a… Read More


The Screw-y, Filthy World of Al Goldstein

By On November 18, 2013

The lives of some sex peddlers are just made for Hollywood. Larry Flynt: check. Hugh Hefner: coming soon. Al Goldstein? Not quite yet. While some goyishe porn pushers tried to pass off orgies as art—we’re… Read More


What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?

By On November 15, 2013

In 2002, David Harris-Gershon and his wife, Jamie, had traveled across the world to study at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. When a bomb went off in the Hebrew University cafeteria where Jamie was eating one day,… Read More