How do you create a viral Jewish acapella video? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Mike Boxer of Six13 about their recent hit "Shana Tova (2013 Rosh Hashanah Jam)" and creating Jewish music videos.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn seems to stands alone among Democrat mayoral candidates in supporting the city’s effort to regulate the practice of motzeitzi b’peh.
At a mayoral forum sponsored by The Jewish Press, an Orthodox weekly in Brooklyn, five other Democrats either declined to take a stand on the issue or sided with haredi Jews trying to overturn the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s requirement that parents sign a consent form before allowing oral suction by a mohel during a circumcision.
Social media changes the zeitgeist in ways we couldn't have imagined. As we saw with the recent presidential election, opinions and attacks now travel at the speed of light. And so it should be no surprise that the ongoing Middle East conflict in Gaza between the Palestinians and Israelis has escalated into a Cyber war.
As Tu B’Shevat approaches each year, and we prepare to celebrate the New Year of the Trees, many of us rabbis love to return to one of our most favorite stories: Honi the Circle-Maker and the Carob Trees. The story, which is first found in the Mishnah, begins with Honi walking down the road. He happens upon a person planting a carob tree, a tree known for taking a very long time (at least 75 years) to produce fruit.
Despite all the buzz about Chrismukkah a few Decembers ago, no one has yet, as far as I know, proposed Eastover or Passter (or would that be Eastach or Pester?). Since I’m no fan of mixing religious holidays, I think that’s a good thing.
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Facebook has removed a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel, but a new one quickly took its place.
Nearly 350,000 people had registered for the "Third Palestinian Intifada" page, established on Facebook earlier this month. The page, which calls for a third Palestinian uprising to begin May 15, included quotes and film clips calling for killing Jews and Israelis, and for "liberating" Jerusalem and Palestine using violence. It also directs users to related content on Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere on the internet.
(JTA) -- A Chasidic man from Brooklyn is suing talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Dovid Sondik of the Borough Park section filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court over Kimmel's use of a YouTube video featuring Sondik in a skit spoofing basketball star LeBron James, the New York Post reported.
The video titled the "Flying Rabbi," though Sondik is not a rabbi, shows Sondik talking about the Bible in Yiddish and is spliced with video of James -- making it look as if the basketball star is receiving advice from Sondick.