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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Looks Like Kinky's In Some Hot Water...

Kinky Friendman is defending his usage of a racial slur in a stand up comedy act he did in 1980.

Comedian and independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman on Thursday defended his use of a racial slur during a performance at Houston nightclub 26 years ago after an audio clip of the standup routine was posted on the Internet.

Friedman, 61, said he has tried to expose and lampoon racism, and was making fun of bigots when he used the n-word twice in a joke.

"They're attacking me for something that Richard Pryor did, that Lenny Bruce did, which is to have the freedom to poke fun at anybody that you want. The whole show is satirizing racism," Friedman said at a fundraiser in New York.

But State Rep. Garnet Coleman, former chairman of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, said it was difficult to find the humor in his joke after his remarks about Katrina evacuees in Houston in which he referred to them as "crackheads and thugs."

Comedy Central's Take on HONESTY....

Thanks to Stone over at The Couch Sessions for the link.

Because We Really Want This Guy As Part Of Our Tribe...

So I know everybody has been posting articles about George Allen finding his Jewish Heritage, but getting his panties all in a bunch over a really insensitive reporter's questions about it. He's part Jewish. So what? We live in a country that supports religious and ethnic freedom right?

And then again...

Sunday, September 17, 2006

First it was swastika grafitti, then it was a bomb...

...now there are synagogue drive bys?

Anti-Semitic incident in Norway: Shots were fired overnight Sunday towards at the synagogue in Oslo, Norway’s capital.

The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. and the gunshots were apparently fired from a passing car, which quickly fled the scene. No one was wounded, but local police opened an investigation into the incident.

Yael, a 35-year-old resident of Oslo, told Ynet that the synagogue was located in central Oslo, next to the municipality and a Jewish kindergarten. As the only synagogue in the Norwegian capital, it serves Oslo’s small Jewish community.

She said the building’s façade was hit by the gunshots. “I heard police with dogs searching the area, but they found nothing. Police are still looking for the suspects. Security around the embassy was boosted and the synagogue area was closed off,” Yael related.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Jesus, Moses and Esther, OY VEY!

There is a company making plushy stuffed dolls that quote verses from the Bible.

Huggable Jesus is just one of the "the dolls that love you back," offered by a couple of biblical doll-makers in Boston, who hawk plush dolls "that pack fun and faith into one lovable, kid-sized package."

There is also Huggable Moses, who cradles in his arms two pillows like tablets and recites all Ten Commandments at the push of a button on the front of his brown robe, which is tied up with twine.

Cliff Rockwood said he and his wife started their "Holy Huggables" business to fill a need of their own child: "I wanted her to have a doll that delivers a message of love and moral grounds."

"It's better than giving a toy gun," he told AFP.

Now you can check out the website where you can buy the dolls. The front page shows pictures of little African children standing in big groups holding Jesus dolls. It's really bizarre.

Each doll quotes something different. The Moses doll for example says the Ten Commandments. Esther quotes verses from the book of Esther (big surprise there).

Personally, I find these dolls a little disturbing. I feel like these dolls could be used more for proselytizing children. And clearly, (to me at any rate), that's the intention when the website shows children in Uganda holding the dolls under a heading that reads "Global Outreach."

On an other note entirely...

I think this is pretty darn hilarious.

I don't see the connection...

So I was searching Jewish news through Yahoo! News and came across this title:

I See Jews!

The article is as followed:


Just our little joke there. When Haley Joel Osment was taken to Huntington Memorial hospital in Pasadena, California, he did not see Jews.

This is not to say what Jews were not there – many medical staff are Jews and it is believed to be most Jewish mothers’ dream to see their sons doctors.

(This from Anorak classified: “Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rosenbloom are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dr. Jonathan Rosenbloom.")

It’s just that Joel, famous for his seeing dead people in the movie The Six Sense, did not say he saw Jews.

Haley is no Mel Gibson. Although he has been driving while under the influence.

Haley piloted his 1995 Saturn car into a brick pillar, causing the vehicle to roll onto its roof. The Enquirer says the teenaged actor escaped with a cracked rip, fractured shoulder and some abrasions.

Now, does anyone know how Jews and Haley Joel Osment are connected? I mean I get it...Mel Gibson was drunk driving. Haley Joel Osment was drunk driving. Mel Gibson was in an M. Night Shamalamalamlahan movie. Haley Joel Osment was in an M. Night Shamalamalamlahan movie. Fine.

But do the first three paragraphs of this article have ANYTHING to do with what the article is about?

I didn't think so.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Wow...This Is A Step

Lifting the ban on gay rabbis? Go on...

A key Conservative Jewish leader is organizing talks nationwide to tell synagogues that the movement will likely roll back its ban on ordaining openly gay rabbis by year's end.

He and two religious law experts joining him at the meetings are trying to help congregations prepare for the confusion and discomfort to follow.

Rabbi Jerome Epstein, executive vice president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, says a committee of scholars who interpret Jewish law for the movement will likely loosen the prohibition when they vote in December.

At the same time, Epstein expects the scholars will endorse a policy aiming to keep more traditional congregations within the fold. Synagogues that believe Jewish law bars same-sex relationships still will be able to hire rabbis who share their view.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Helping Brother's In The Choooooood!

Apparently. Jonathan Kesselman, writer and director of the cult classic Jew film The Hebrew Hammer is making a SEQUEL!

Time traveling Adolf Hitler intent on changing history is theme for sequel to controversial Jewish comedy film The Hebrew Hammer...

...In the sequel, Hollywood star Mel Gibson is gunned down on screen by the Hebrew Hammer after a tirade of anti-Semitic outbursts and Kesselman is even hoping that Gibson will star in a parody role after the actor said he wishes to make amends.

"I think if Mel wants to truly extend an olive branch to the Jewish Community as a whole, his on-screen death would go a long way in accomplishing that goal," he told showbiz site TMZ.com

I think that scene alone would make my life.

Friday, September 01, 2006

This Is What Gets Reported

There are so many things happening in the world...and this is an article that gets printed up:

Rabbi's advise: 'Cure lesbian with sorcery'

Rabbi assures cheated husband that his lesbian wife will come running back if he pours sand on her lover's doorstep

It sounds like the beginning of a really bad joke: "My wife has become a lesbian", a terrified husband told his rabbi. The rabbi gave him a sack and assured him: it contains special sand, simply pour it on your her lover's doorstep and when she steps on it she'll come running back.

If your partner shows lesbian tendencies and you want her to get rid of them, it's not a problem. All you have to do, according to a rabbi in Bnei Brak, is to pour "special sand" on her lover's doorstep and your wife will come running back.

This strange tale, which sounds as though it were taken from the Tales of the Wise Men of Chelem, began when a Bnei Brak resident was surprised to find out that his wife had lesbian tendencies and that she was cheating on him with another woman.

She even informed him that she would like a divorce. The man panicked and turned to the city rabbi to seek his advice.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Why I'm Worried About Moving To London...

I had a conversation the other day with my parents about whether or not I should wear my Star of David while I'm living in London. I suggested that maybe London won't be as bad as some other European cities.

I may have been wrong.

A 12-year-old Jewish girl who was beaten unconscious and robbed by anti-Semitic yobs on a bus has spoken out at her disgust that no-one came to her aid.

The girl, who does not want to be identified, was stamped on several times in a racist attack lasting around five minutes while on board a 303 Metroline bus in Mill Hill, north London.

At 6.30pm on August 11, she and a friend were sitting at the back of the bus when a group of around four girls got on at the Concourse, Grahame Park estate, and asked them if they were English or Jewish.

They both replied they were "fully English".

One girl in the group asked the victim for money, but she said she did not have any.

She and her friend tried to leave the bus at Mill Hill Broadway but were blocked by the gang who searched their pockets and stole a bracelet.

Read the full story. The bus driver saw what was going on, apparently and did nothing to stop it. Nor did he open the doors to let the girl off the bus.

Originally seen at Jewschool