Posted: Sun, 05/02/2010 - 18:46 | Posted by: James Besser | Five Things

Politics is never ending, and so is curiosity about the Jews who are running for or who have already attained public office.

Let's face it; all but one of the Jews in  the U.S. House and Senate are Democrats. So we were wondering: what about the next generation of Jewish Republican leaders?

Posted: Fri, 04/16/2010 - 08:32 | Posted by: James Besser | Five Things

You know about the zillion or so Jewish blogs out there in cyberspace, but there are also plenty of blogs that are not focused primarily on Jewish issues – but which provide a lot of content about Israel, U.S. Middle East policy and a range of domestic issues that Jews love to debate. Here are five that are consistently interesting:

Posted: Thu, 04/08/2010 - 13:28 | Posted by: James Besser | Five Things

Okay, you miscalculated, and you have a few extra boxes of Passover matzah cluttering your cupboard. Maybe a few dozen.

And let's face it: if you have to choke down another bite of matzah, you're going to hurl. So what to do with the leftovers?

We asked Jewish Week blogger Rabbi Jason Miller, and he offered these "helpful" suggestions - tongue firmly in cheek, maybe stuck there by all the matzah goo:

- Give it to a blind person to read

- Crumble, add water and fill in the cracks in the sidewalk

- Use it as packing material

Posted: Thu, 04/01/2010 - 07:50 | Posted by: James Besser | Five Things

Okay, everybody knows Ed Koch is a former New York mayor and a major player in Jewish politics. In 2008 he campaigned aggressively for Democratic nominee Barack Obama; these days he's giving President Obama heartburn by leading the charge against his current Middle East policies.

But Ed Koch is also a film buff and a keen-eyed critic, as recipients of his movie review emails know.

Mr. Koch was kind enough to share his top movie picks of the past 12 months with the Jewish Week:

Posted: Thu, 02/18/2010 - 15:33 | Posted by: James Besser | Five Things
Daniel Sieradski is a blogger, Jewish social entrepeneur and digital strategist for Jewish non-profits. In January, Sieradski published 31 Days, 31 Ideas, a blog featuring 31 ideas for new Jewish initiatives. 


You can read it at
http://31days.tumblr.com.
 
Take Five asked Sieradski to list five innovative Jewish Web sites.