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President Endorses Gay Synagogues


President Baruch O. Bauma, head of The White House Synagogue (commonly known as The White Shul) in downtown Washington, D.C., announced today that he was in favor of gays and lesbians in his congregation being granted the same rights currently enjoyed by all other members.

Brooklyn Named Holiest Jewish City


BROOKLYN—For the first time in recent history, the borough of Brooklyn, New York, has surpassed Jerusalem, Israel, as “The Holiest Jewish City on Earth,” according to the World Jewish Federation.

Anti-Semites Blame Jews For Bad Weather


Hatesville, Ala. — At the 28th annual Jew-Haters Convention that recently concluded its three-day gathering in this backwoods Alabama hamlet, anti-Semites from around the world passed a resolution blaming Jews for all bad weather.

'Selma' director added scene to woo Oscar voters.

This Passover, indulge yourself at Jerusalem’s newest recreation resort… THE HOOT SPA … it’s a hoot!


Enjoy these luxurious features and services:

• A full head and body massage — Palestinian officials will rub you the wrong way while working to manipulate your mind about the temple. That’s Hoot Spa!

The Hoot Spa … Do you have the nerve to try it?

Sony Cancels Movie Due To Jewish Protest


Hollywood — Sony Pictures, the American movie giant, announced today that it was canceling the release of its latest film, “The Marriage Interview,” which had been scheduled to open in theaters nationwide next week.

Jewish Week Announces ‘5 Under 5’ Winner


Two-year-old Sarah Sue Suskowitz has been named the Grand Prize Winner of The Jewish Week’s latest project, “5 Under 5.”

Company Accused Of Deflating Matzah Balls


New York — Manischaygitz, a leading manufacturer of kosher food products, was accused this week of selling a new line of Passover matzah meal that intentionally deflates the size of matzah balls.

Shocker: Obama And Bibi To Wed

‘We truly have an unshakeable bond,’ president declares.


Washington, D.C. — In a stunning turnabout in international detente, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu announced their intention to marry in a brief ceremony to be held before another joint session of Congress on Purim.

It started with a handshake: “Now I know what it means,” said Bibi, “to be the recipient of Obama Care.” Getty Images

Purim Spoof 2015

D.C. 'Mikvahgate' Rabbi Flees To Israel; Yeshivas Seek To Prevent Mikvah Scandals; International Synagogues in Slovenia (ISIS) Considering Name Change

Purim Spoof 2015


Jewish Week Book Critic

While there’s frequent news these days of bookstores closing and publishers downsizing, the really good news is that two new publishers interested in Jewish literature are introducing their first titles this season. Fig Tree Books is a new independent press publishing literary fiction about the American Jewish experience, issuing new works by Jonathan Papernick and Jessamyn Hope, a classic novel by Meyer Levin and others. And Mandel Vilar Press, who begins its list with new novels by Thane Rosenbaum and Alan Lelchuk, is dedicated to books representing “inclusive diversity” in the literature of the Americas. May they flourish.

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