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Acappella Maccabeats Closing In On 2 Million Hits

It's been a big week for YU -- a dreidel contest there made SNL's Weekend Update, and their student acappella group, the Maccabeats, are closing in on 2 million hits on YouTube with their "Candlelight" Internet sensation.

Midnight At Rachel's Tomb: Kind Of A Hush About Islamic Claim That Kever Rachel & Kotel Are Now Mosques

 

If you needed any more evidence that the Jewish left is really advocating surrender to the Palestinians instead of peace with the Palestinians, check out the reaction of the Jewish left to the Palestinian claim that Rachel's Tomb and the Kotel (Western Wall) are really mosques.

There's been almost no reaction at all.

A Catskills Winter Double Feature: The Deer Hunter & The Last Picture Show

This coming weekend, Nov. 20, sunrise to sunset, is the opening of deer hunting and bear hunting season.

Which Prison Camp Do The 'Cadavers' In the 'Body' Exhibits Come From?

Excellent piece in The Boston Globe on what is wrong with all the "body" exhibits, those cadavars reduced to muscles, bones and blank stares, going around the country and advertised on the sides of buses.

In Indonesia, Where Israelis Can't Enter, Obama Tells Jews Where They Can't Live

In Democratic circles, it is scandalous to join a club that excludes women, say, or blacks or gays. The New York Times, a few years ago, devoted dozens of articles, many on the front page, to the horror of the Master's Tournament being held in a golf club for men only, in Augusta, Georgia.

$1000 Kickback Per Student From Gap Year Israeli Yeshiva To Day School Principals

Here's a shocking post at the "Lookjed Digest" (Nov. 9) -- the Lookjed list is a project of Bar Ilan's Lookstein Center for Jewish Education.

Sex And Kristallnacht: The Boy Toy (And Boy Assassin) Who Started It All

For all the talk every Kristallnacht (Nov. 9-10) that we have to remember history and how it happened, there seems to be a collective willing of Jewish amnesia about what exactly happened.

We know that the Nazis unleashed a nationwide pogrom of unparalleled brutality in response to the assassination in Paris of a German official, Ernst Vom Rath, by a Jewish teenager, Herschel Grynszpan, who said he was avenging his parents who were being harassed back in Germany.

'Pirate Jenny' On Election Day

 

The Jewish Week ran a story last week by a J Street college girl, "Exclude Me At Your Own Peril" (Oct. 26) in which the Columbia student complained that she was made to feel like "a stranger" in her synagogue because -- at a political event, not prayer services -- representatives of the left-wing J Street were met by "hisses" and boos.

New York's Hot Race: A Vote For Schneiderman Is A Vote For Sharpton

To some, there is nothing worse in this year's election than the Tea Party candidates who have emerged out of nowhere, as if all Republican candidates are that, and they're not.

Republican Dan Donovan, Staten Island's DA who's running for state attoney general, is as sober, experienced and trustworthy as anyone on the New York ballot.

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