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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Not Really Sure How I Feel About This...

Glenn Beck on CNN did a short "History Of The Middle East" in a cartoon form. And kinda played up the stereotypes of both Jews and Arabs.

If Danny Glover were here he'd be saying "I'm gettin' too old for this shit" I'm sure.

The Hollywood rumour mill is buzzing over a report which claims actor and director ( not to mention son of a rabid racist ) Mel "Sugar Tits" Gibson may have went on a violent, Anti-Semetic tirade after being stopped by L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy James Mee on suspicion of drunk driving Friday morning in Malibu, California.

The report, which was uncovered by entertainment tabloid "blog" TMZ.com, alleges that Gibson was exhbiting erratic behaviour before attempting to flee from the officer who then had to subdue him, cuff him, and put him in the cruiser. It was then that Gibson apparently became enraged and began slinging racial epithets, among other verbal insults.
Once inside the car, a source directly connected with the case says Gibson began banging himself against the seat. The report says Gibson told the deputy, "You mother f****r. I'm going to f*** you." The report also says "Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he 'owns Malibu' and will spend all of his money to 'get even' with me."

The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: "F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Gibson then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?"

The deputy became alarmed as Gibson's tirade escalated, and called ahead for a sergeant to meet them when they arrived at the station. When they arrived, a sergeant began videotaping Gibson, who noticed the camera and then said, "What the f*** do you think you're doing?"

A law enforcement source says Gibson then noticed another female sergeant and yelled, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?"

We're told Gibson took two blood alcohol tests, which were videotaped, and continued saying how "f****d" he was and how he was going to "f***" Deputy Mee.
Gibson was officially taken into custody and brought to lock-up, where he reportedly tried to pee on something. But the thing that should piss you off is that Deputy Mee was allegedly asked to alter his report on the incident to remove the "inflammatory" information which other officers thought might make Gibson look bad in light of the controversy surrounding possibly Anti-Semetic sentiment contained in his film 'The Passion Of The Christ.'


Oh Mel, don't you know that many of your heroes were Jewish? Just remember back to the 'Lethal Weapon' days. Remember how much you liked the Three Stooges? They were Jews Mel! And ya know that guy you made your last movie about? Ya know... Jesus? Well Mel, he was a Jew too. Why, your own "Bible" calls him the "King of the Jews," so it's entirely possibly that he was the biggest Jew of all! Why, I think your spokesperson, Alan Nierob, the guy who refuted this whole story might be a Jew too. In fact, I think he might even be the child of Holocaust survivors.

I know, I know, your dad denies that that whole Holocaust thing happened and everything, but look how your Jewish servan... er... friend... went to bat for you. Think about that next time you're drunk in the back of a cop car, okay Mel?

And thus it begins...

Yesterday in Seattle, Washington, a Muslim man walked into the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and shot six people, injuring five and killing one.

The gunman, who employees said claimed to be a Muslim angry at
Israel, forced his way through the security door at the Jewish Federation after an employee had punched in her security code, said Marla Meislin-Dietrich, a co-worker who was not at the building at the time.

Staff members said they overheard him saying "'I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel,' before opening fire on everyone," Meislin-Dietrich said. "He was randomly shooting at everyone."

The first reaction by the FBI when they were investigating was that there was no motive for this act of violence. They had no idea why this Muslim man went into the Jewish Federation and started shooting. NOW, they are saying that he was "a lone individual acting out antagonism toward this particular organization."

Regardless of whether or not he was working for any particular group, it makes you wonder how many more cases like this we will be seeing in the near future.

Friday, July 28, 2006

People Need To Grow A Sense Of Humor...

...Though it is in England, so that may be difficult.

A British woman has been ordered by police to take down a sign on her garden gate which read "Our dogs are fed on Jehovah's Witnesses."

Janet Grove, who owns a terrier puppy called Rabbit, insisted the sign was a gentle joke to discourage callers at her front door.

Her late husband put the sign up more than 30 years ago when members of the church called at their house on Christmas Day.

I really really really want that sign. Next to a giant Mezzuzah.

Yeah...We Hate "Us-ing" Them Down

Because I suck at posting...

Here's the Family Guy's take on one of Berg Above's favorite biblical characers...Moses:

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Because Jews are too cheap to pay full price for ANYTHING!

My man Rafi Kam of hip-hop blog OhWord.com has teamed up with Dallas Penn to teach the world about the joys of the Ghetto Big Mac!

I can't say whether it's the Jewish guy who taught the Black guy how to get through life without paying for shit, or the other way around. But it makes me happy to see Blacks and Jews working together to get over on the white man.

And hey, at least a Jew is finally involved with something being called "ghetto" for once.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

An interesting piece...

Yair Lapid wrote a very interesting piece entitled "Why They Love To Hate Us". Check it out:

One hundred years of conflict, 6.5 years of war, billions of wasted dollars, tens of thousands of people killed, not including the boy lying next to me on a rocky beach at Lake Karon in ’82, with his guts spilling out of his body. Both of us staring the wound until he was evacuated by helicopter. Until this day I do not know if he is alive or dead. All this, and it is still impossible to understand.

It’s not only what has happened. It is also what did not occur – the hospitals that were never built, the universities that never opened, the roads that were never paved, three years stolen from the lives of millions of young people in uniform. Despite everything, we are still clueless as to the core of the riddle.

Why do they hate us so much?

I am not talking about the Palestinians this time. The conflict with them is intimate, focused, and has a direct impact on their day to
day living. Without getting into who is right or wrong, it is clear their reasons for not wanting us here are very personal. We all know that in the end it will be resolved: Between us, in blood, sweat and tears that will soak the pages of the agreement that is signed. Until then, this is a war we can understand, even if no sane person can understand the way in which it is being waged.

But the others. They are impossible to understand. Why does Hassan Nasrallah - together with his tens of thousands of minions - dedicate his life and his considerable talent as well as the fate of his country in order to wage a war against a country that he has never seen, people he has never met and an army he has no reason to fight?

Why do children in Iran who cannot even point to Israel on a map (mostly because it is so small) burn its flag in the city square and volunteer to commit suicide in order to destroy it? Why do Egyptian and Jordanian intellectuals incite the naive and helpless against the peace treaties, knowing full well that revoking them will set their countries back 20 years.

To read more, go here

Thursday, July 20, 2006

As if The Inquisition Wasn't Enough...

Europe, it seems, is getting more anti-Semitic by the minute. So far, there have been internationally reported cases of anti-Semitic happenings in France and England. Now Spain is also getting into the act.

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was overheard saying that he understood why the Nazis did what they did. And as it turns out, he also hates Israel.

The first signal came on Monday, 5 December, when during a dinner with the Benarroch family, Zapatero and wife began claiming what Vidal Quadras, member of the European Parliament, described on the radio as "a tirade of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism".

By the moment the Benarroch couple had left the table to express their regrets, Zapatero was explaining his lack of surprise about the Holocaust: according to the people present, Zapatero claimed to understand the Nazis.

Now the real question is whether or not his sentiments are those of the Spanish people.

I lived in Spain for a year and while I was there, people often apologized for the Inquisition (something which I still find amusing). There is a movement to remember Spanish Jewish life.

But while no actual outpourings of anti-Semitism have occurred yet (to the best of my knowledge), it does not look good when the leader of a country expresses his hatred towards a specific group. It may allow for future hate crimes and/or attacks on Jewish people.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Get On The Boat...Cause It's So "Fresh"

If you are going to be in NYC in August or if you already live there, then there is definitely a party you should now miss out on.

Klezmer Punks Golem are having a party to celebrate their new release, Fresh Off The Boat, from JDub Records. It's on August 10th and it's actually on a boat! The party is called the "Rocks Off Concert Tour" and it will be leaving from the Skyport Marina (23rd Street & FDR Drive).

The boat will board around 7 PM and leave around 8. Tickets in advance are $15 and $20 at the door. If you want to get tickets, you can buy them here

Sunday, July 16, 2006

"Mikey" Weinstein Wants YOU...To Help Fight The Air Force...

In today's Washington Post Style section, there was a huge front page article about Michael Weinstein or "Mikey" as many people call him.

Mikey is a 50-something Jewish guy who quotes Meatloaf and Marylin Manson, is a lawyer and is blunt and un-apologetic. He's the kind of guy you would want on your side in a bar fight.

And as far as fights go, the one he's fighting is a whopper: Mikey is going against the entire Air Force, suing them for "alleged religious favoritism and proselytizing in the service." Basically, he feels that the Neo-Conservative Right Wingers are influencing the military too much and are using it as a place to find converts. Which it's not and should never be.

This fight started when Mikey's son told him about the anti-Semitic comments made at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, where Mikey's son was enrolled. As a start, Mikey created the Military Religious Freedom Foundation which is "dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment." He also wrote a book with the working title of With God On Our Side

I won't go into any more detail about the article because you should read it yourselves. But I will post this quote from it. It's a response from Mikey Weinstein to the Christian Right that has highjacked the military:

"Let me make it clear. I would shed my last drop of blood to defend their right to hold that biblical worldview. They are absolutely entitled to believe that Anne Frank is burning in hell along with Dr. Seuss, Gandhi and Einstein," he says. "But I will not accept my government telling me who are the children of the greater God and who are the children of the lesser God. That's the difference. I will not defend -- I will fight them tooth and nail, and lay down a withering field of fire and leave sucking chest wounds -- if they engage the machinery of the state, which is what they're doing."

"Sucking chest wounds"...Not bad huh?

If you want to keep up with Mikey and what he's doing, then check out the Military Religious Freedom Foundation blog

Large rocket kills 8 in Haifa...

So in retaliation to the bombings in Beirut, Hezbollah fired a rocket which hit a facility building of a government railyard in Haifa

A large rocket apparently fired by Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon smashed through the roof of a maintenance facility at an Israeli government rail yard here Sunday, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, officials reported.

Warfare also continued unabated in Beirut, where Israel escalated its assault on Hezbollah strongholds in the Lebanese capital. Israeli planes again hit the city, at least briefly knocking the al-Manar television run by Hezbollah off the air and flattened an area in the southern suburbs known as Security Square, where Hezbollah headquarters had been located. The neighborhood had been the site of heavy air strikes Saturday also.

As Jewschool already mentioned, Israel has already destroyed both Hezbollah Headquarters and Hamas Headquarters in Beirut. Many want to know what's going to happen next. This morning, Wolf Blitzer was asking Shimon Peres whether or not Israel will be bombing Syria. As if Peres would broadcast something like that on CNN...

Speed Dating is only the half of it...

Recently, France held a first ever Jewish Dating fair:

The international salon for the Jewish dating (Salon International de la Rencontre Juive) that took place in Paris two weeks ago was a great success.

More than 1,500 people attended the fair, where a variety of Jewish dating and marriage agencies, singles travel agencies, and website hosts had stands.

The one-day fair also featured several lectures and workshops on themes like commitment and dating, as well as a re-imaging space and a relaxation area.

My personal favorite quote about this event came from 45 year old Judith Mirano:

"I feel a bit like we’re on a cattle market. Everyone is checking each other out. It’s as if we all had a label stuck to our foreheads with ‘I’m Jewish and I’m looking for a partner’. And despite the fact that we’re all Jewish it’s not always easy to meet someone..."

True that.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

THIS JUST IN!: Madonna May Cut Ties To Kabbalah!

I don't believe it:

The Independent on Sunday cited close friends of the singer saying she has talked of loosening her red Kabbalah wristband - used to ward off the "evil eye" - and is wearying of the mystical Jewish belief system.

Esther -- the adopted Hebrew name by which she is known to fellow believers -- has tired of the financial burden and the effect her strong beliefs have had on her relationship with husband
Guy Ritchie, the paper said.

Madonna is also said to be concerned that following Kabbalah separates her children from more conventional customs such as Christmas, which they do not currently celebrate, it added.

Ok, first off...Kabbalah seperates her children from celebrating Christmas. Maybe because CHRISTmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. And Jews (who are really the original practitioners of Kabbalah) don't BELIEVE in Jesus. Should have thought that one through, huh Esther?

This makes me mad, because it just goes to show how cultural vacationing (which is what I'm calling Madonna's little Kabbalah tryst) can disrupt a tradition. Because of her following "Kabbalah teachings" so closely, she has now made the traditional practice a mockery of itself. How many teeny bopper, spiritualist wannabes are wearing red strings around their wrists because of her? Regardless of whether or not Madonna is truly leaving Kabbalah, the fact that she has become the spokesperson for the practice of Kabbalah is indeed a little sickening. Her and Demi Moore. They should take their Kabbalah practices and energy drinks and get the hell out of Jerusalem...I mean Dodge.

Sorry about the lack of posting!

To my faithful (or unfaithful) readers, I want to apologize for not having posted in a while. I was away in the Jewish mecca (i.e. NYC) and now I'm not really doing much of anything till my face stops swelling (wisdom teeth, not a nose job).

So until then here's a little video that shows "Authentic 'Hip & Cool' Jewish Dancing School"

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

"But it's okay, I'm Jewish... "

While I may not have the same sort of "I used to date a Jewish girl" stories that our beloved webmistress Miss Hipstah does in my own arsenal of anecdotes, I too am sometimes greeted by strange public recognitions of my Jewishness. In fact, I have a number of such tales with which I could regale you. However, I'm going to restrict my reminiscence in this post to one such story, which also happens to be the most recent of the bunch.

A couple of weeks ago I made a long distance journey with a new friend to see her favorite band ever, psychedelic Goth-pop troupe Legendary Pink Dots, as their 25th Anniversary tour made it's stop at the Middle East in Cambridge. After the show my friend was psyched to meet the band's lead singer Edward Ka-Spell and possibly get him to autograph a limited edition book of his writings she had purchased earlier that evening at the merch table. The only problem was she didn't have a pen. Recognizing a young man who she had introduced me to earlier in the evening in a small crowd I bounded over and asked everybody standing there if anyone had a pen. One gruff fellow wearing a Misfits tee-shirt immediately handed me a pen. Upon handing me the writing utensil though he pointed at me and shouted "hey, you're Jewish!" "Yeah! Yeah I am!" I quickly retorted. To which he shouted "I'm Italian!" My only response to such a revelation was to give him the "thumbs up" spin around and bolt back to my pen-less friend so she could get her autograph.

As I stood by, awaiting the end of the autograph process, the young man I previously mentioned who was in fact the semi-familiar face which brought me to the group of strange would-be Jew-spotters in search of a pen in the first place sauntered over to where I was standing. The young man's name was in fact Bradley Sands, and during our earlier introduction it had been revealed that he was a writer and had recently published a book; a work of "bizarro fiction" called 'It Came From Below The Belt.' He now began telling me about said book, describing it as being about "a guy and his severed penis, and his severed penis is running for president... and his severed penis IS HITLER." This latter fact caused him to make known an extra, heretofore unimportant tidbit of information in the form of the addendum "but it's okay... I'm Jewish."

And ya know what? It was okay. And he was Jewish. A quick discussion delving into whether either of us were "synagogue Jews" that scraped the surface of our own ideas about what it means to be ethnically and religiously Jewish followed. And at one point I actually suggested that he stage a publicity stunt to promote his book by having a guy dressed up in a penis costume decked out in full Nazi regalia give a mock press conference in front of a local bookseller.

Seeing as how I don't own a penis costume or any Nazi regalia I can't help him do any such thing. But I can post a quick blurb about him, his Jewishness, and his book here at our humble little Jewish pop culture blog. Cuz after all, he is an author of bizarro fiction, and there's not much more bizarre an occurrence than having people point at you and shout "you're Jewish" for no apparent reason.

That's eerie synchronicity if ever there was such a thing