To all the Jewtribe fans and readers I wish you well on on your journey of discovery of your own Jewish spirit.
Following on from BiBi’s Iran has Da Bomb project specs, Bar is looking for funding via Kickstarter Crowd funding rather than Bibi’s U.N. escapade which ended up as mega meme all over the web. Bar has a lot of work to do if she is going to beat that.
WHEN Israeli pop superstar Rita Jahanforuz told her friends she wanted to record an album in Farsi, they thought she must have gone mad. Continue reading “Rita uses Farsi songs to bridge divide with Iran” »
Using Google Translate rather than an actual Hebrew speaker. Instead of describing the newly departed father as “dearly missed,” producers used a phrase classifying him as “pickled at great expense”
After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager is sent to live with him in Israel.
My folks came to the United States as immigrants (aliens) and they became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen. I went to Hollywood and I became an alien. Spock was the embodiment of the outsider, like the immigrants who surrounded me in my early years.”
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If clowns frighten you and give you goosebumps then the Israeli entry for Eurovision 2012 is going to scare the hairs off your chest.
What is it about Poland and the Jews that not only keeps them going back there, but also establishing among other things a unique music festival.
It defies all logic to think that a country that was the center of the greatest crime in the 20th century, would 80 years later not only have the audacity to promote such a festival, but welcome back the sons and daughters , the grandchildren of the victims back to the scene of the crime.
Known as ANZAC day,the battle is commemorated here in Australia and New Zealand this week. It also coincides with Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut commemorations this week.
All three events in their own way underline the importance and significance that we attribute to the those that gave up their lives in the hope of a better future for their families and nations.
Anzac day for Australians and New Zealanders signifies a coming of age through war and death. Why does such transition necessitate death as a precursor to life?
The initial findings of the Military Police investigation indicate that the soldiers Eisner was commanding at the scene of the incident were not adequately prepared for the incident, that border policemen had been present earlier but left before the bicyclists arrived, and that the activists committed only minor violence against the soldiers
There is no doubt about Eisner’s military record and his dedication. But it takes one incident like this to blur all the good that may have been done previously.
If you think you have been to a strange Pesach, think again and watch.Why is this night different from all other nights..because it’s at the Pearlman’s
However the best connection I found was this one. In 2011 Alison Brie was ranked number 49 in the Maxim Magazine Hot 100 List. What does that have to do with the Omer? Well Alison is Jewish (her mother is Jewish) for a start. Her name “Alison ” in the English Gematria system equals 250 (1+30+9+100+60+50+0), which reduces to 7
When Israel was in Egypt’s land (let my people go)
Oppressed so hard they could not stand.
Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt’s land;
Tell old Pharaoh to let my people go.
Lest I remind you, it’s 2012, not 1912. Clearly Jewish food and especially wine has matured and now foodies and wine buffs can enjoy what traditionally was over salted food and clearly overtly sugar retarded wine with an opportunity to fine dining amidst the traditional story telling of Exodus
the night will not be hijacked by terrorists and I will go on even if the hall is empty. It’s my night and nobody even the general can prevent me from attending. By the way great title for my sequel G.A. I will get my people to call your people.
Norman Finkelstein - known for his outspoken criticism of Israel and advocacy of Palestinian rights spoke frankly about the BDS and Palestinian Solidarity movements. He described these movements as cultish and dishonest and essentially agreed with our long standing criticisms of these movements – that support for the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement is basically a call for the destruction of the State of Israel. Continue reading “Finkelstein and the truth about the BDS Movement” »
The most popular question around this time of the year is “ Can Jews celebrate Valentine’s day?”
Why does missing out on some chocolates and flowers and lots of schmaltzy heart filled cards create such angst?
The truth is that Jews have been involved with valentines and the day of love for years. I am not talking about the historical connections in some attempt to give some it participatory legitimacy.
Firstly Jewish tradition already has its own let’s get loving celebration. Tu B’Av, but more of that later. Continue reading “Valentine or Valenstein?” »
Judaism today finds as many interpretations as there are Jews. There is no right answer . But as long as there is some answer then perhaps there is hope for future generations.
Judgement comes from experience, and great judgement comes from bad experience….Robert Packwood
While the world debates the various strategies on how to deal with Iran and its nuclear ambitions Douglas Murray provides a perfect analysis of the position of Europe and its allies. But more importantly how Israel in the end will and must decide how it will defend itself. Continue reading “Rather a nuclear Iran than war” »
“Footnote” is the story of insane competition, the admiration and envy for a role model, bringing father and son to a final, bitter confrontation.
The Jews that died in the holocaust were chosen not by the hats they wore nor by the clothes they did or did not wear, nor their adherence or non adherence to any particular religious sentiment.
They died because of their heritage.
This use of the yellow star and obvious posing for the cameras in replication of a well known picture is to spit in the face of those that died and those that survived. I am ashamed for them.
We want the people to leave our performance completely sweating, emotionally uplifted, excited and exhilarated after dancing all night long! If, as well as loving the music, having been exposed to something they have never heard before and it has raised their curiosity as to what the songs were about, then this would be a great sense of accomplishment.
Catholics may confess through a screen in a box, but Jews do it in public. Preferably with an audience. There is also a proud tradition of truth-tellers from Belle Barth to Lenny Bruce to Sandra Bernhard who take a more in your face confrontational stance for the pleasure of challenging convention.
There was a clear mood of apprehension as members of Melbourne Jewish Radio came shuffling into the King David room at Kimberly Gardens on Thursday night for the A.G.M.
Amongst the crowd were many non members and even some from other broadcast groups. The room quickly filled to capacity and the meeting started Jewish standard time at 8.30 (30 mins after the advertised time) Continue reading “Lion ready to roar again” »
Wake up in the morning and start to train. It doesn’t matter if you want to cycle around the world or you want to be a lawyer, every guy has his journey. There are bad parts, but it’s all part of the journey – things happen. Listen to the heart. The heart is the best compass. Continue reading “Roei Sadan “The destination is the journey”” »
Despite their opposite approaches to Judaism, Simcha & Gorfinkel both self-describe as Members of the Tribe. “Simcha” is singer-songwriter Sean Altman, the creator of the risque’ comedy song act JEWMONGOUS and the founder and ex-leader of a cappella legends Rockapella. “Gorfinkel” is international Jew of Mystery Jordan B. Gorfinkel, a renowned cartoonist and producer of Jewish a capella.
Elena Bonner has died.by Joe Ribakoff former director of the Southern California Council for Soviet Jews
One of the Soviet Union’s preeminent dissidents, she passed away in Boston at the age of 88. She outlived the Soviet Union, which collapsed in 1991. Bonner played an important role in the demise of that totalitarian state. Continue reading “Elena Bonner passes away” »
the Jewish history that Goeth was determined to extinguish was only to fall silent rather than disappear.
We would like to advise you that the ACMA has decided not to renew our temporary licence. Their reason is that they do not want to use 96.1 frequency. A press release from the ACMA will follow later this afternoon. The 96.1 frequency will apparently not be allocated to any other group.
Finally a solution for the mid east. This works for everyone Jews and Arabs. Andrew Klaven comes up with a proposal that provides equanimity for all.Now why didn’t I think of that. Thanks Andrew
When liberal democracies start banning and controlling individuals choices based on some perceived greater moral good then I hear the echo of John F Kennedy who said
The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.
Perhaps Gene can enlist the KISS army to rally and vote for him into the senate. He might have a shot at being chosen as Secretary of State. He might want to brush up a little on his knowledge of the Entebbe hijacking however. In any case lets give Gene a big tick for saying what many others keep under their make up. Nice one gene
Israel has many civilians and soldiers who have objected to participating in army service. For most of them it’s a case of a conscientious objection. With this the writer has no objection. However Refaeli’s obvious self-serving sentiment did not go beyond her own selfish career aspirations.
It’s this unrepentant behaviour that signals Winehouse’s place in a very different line of Jewish women—not the “nice” ones who make you chicken soup when you’re sick or assure their sons that they’re the smartest boys in the world and any woman would be lucky to marry them.
one thing is though – for all you Aussies there is NOTHING like an Aussie BBQ with the trimmings and so far here I haven’t found it – mainly because I don’t have a garden and a nice chunky grill to cook on but Pinchas does a fine job – if I may say so with a little bias.
Jews have been threatened with extinction for over 3000 years and it takes a little time to feel comfortable and safe.
Israel “is a tiny island of democracy in the jungle of the Middle East and Israeli democracy greatly needs our support. It is something that is important to preserve,” Lucas wrote
The foyer of your building is awash with people carrying gift wrapped Trinkets, flowers and chocolates. Red hearts and silly little baby like images with bows and arrows cover these offerings of love and devotion like the plagues of Egypt. But I am Jewish; it’s really not one of my ‘festivals”. Then why in the hell do I feel so guilty?
Perhaps we are getting too precious over so many instances where the tribe feels the need to protest about use or misuse of what some many consider “exclusive to Jews” a “no go zone” so to speak. Well the boundaries seem to be ever widening and makes Jews look a protected species.
Goldberg is dead wrong in this case and I urge everyone to contribute whatever they can in whatever manner they can to help. If Turkey can bury its differences and send help then certainly we in the diaspora have an obligation to support any efforts.
The PA seemingly doesn’t want a state. It finds any way possible not to come to the negotiating table. Rather than deal with facts as they are and move forward, they prefer to be stuck in historical debates. It’s a Freudian method of trying to solve issues by digging through the past and in this case denying it
Trawling around the net as I do, one comes across plenty of interesting articles and websites. So in this post I call Drum Beat I will point you to on occasion some things you might have missed.
TED Tel Aviv was held in April 2010. If you don’t know what TED is then visit their website. You will find many inspiring and informative videos from some amazing people from all over the world.
Here is one from Computer Science Prof. Shimon Schocken. He is a passionate biker and hiker who believes strongly that outdoor sports can lead to profound psychological and mental change. In this inspiring and highly entertaining talk, Schocken shares his journey to found and lead a special programs for rehabilitating juvenile delinquents through mountain biking.
Hip Hop Hoodíos is a collective that includes members of Grammy-winning groups like The Klezmatics, Santana and Ozomatli.
He is Jewish and she is Indian. Watching it you cant help see the love between the two. But also the watch the families their joy and how they express themselves with arms outstretched during the dancing.
Gabriel Latner is the Cambridge University law student who was assigned by the Cambridge Union debating society to argue the affirmative side of the proposition, “Israel is a rogue state” on October 21, then used the opportunity to take on others on his side and argue in favor of Israel. His conduct earned him a lifetime banning from the Cambridge Union.