On this week’s Morning Jew, comedians Katie Halper and Heather Gold chime in on the connection between racist Tea Baggers like Ted Nugent and paranoid Jews, the “Nazi” Pope’s return, and pay tribute to the irreplaceable mensch Harold Ramis, master of caring comedy: “Just because it’s broad doesn’t mean it has to be shallow.”
The Week in Review with Morning Jew: this week, comics Heather Gold and Katie Halper tackle new anti-gay Jim Crow style laws, crypto-Jews in New Mexico and Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir’s new Jewish husband. Plus a new feature debuts: Mishpokke Messages. (Send us yours!)
In the new Morning Jew, Heather Gold and Katie Halper weigh in on Natalie Portman, Woody Allen, a bubbe’s heartfelt warning to a gay grandson not to go to Sochi. Plus, a nomination to take the place of the ADL’s Abe Foxman, who’s stepping down. Watch now to find out who the “new face, new head of hair,” younger, sexier ADL head should be.
In this week’s Morning Jew, comics Heather Gold and Katie Halper ask if this week’s news is good for the Jews — from billionaire, Kristillnacht-fantasizing Ted Perkins to Grammy marriage equality moment with Macklemore, Queen Latifah and Madonna, and Warsaw Ghetto hero Irving Milchberg and Sweden and Denmark’s ban on circumcision. Good for the Jews? Laugh. Weigh in. Share.
In the new episode of Morning Jew, Heather wonders if Bridgegate may actually be the best thing for Jews since sliced challah, and the two funny ladies dig into why the New York Times’ Bill Keller feels the need to tell a woman with cancer to shut up already. Plus, Chelsea Handler, and the origins of Ashkenazi names.
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In this week’s new Morning Jew, comics Katie Halper and Heather Gold plumb the Vortex, slain Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark, and other news stories, asking, “Is the news good for the Jews?” Watch the funny ladies turn the ups and downs of the headlines upside-down in search of the “Shonda of the Week.”
Zeek is pleased to kick off the new year with a partnership with [Morning Jew], comics Katie Halper and Heather Gold’s tongue-in-cheek takedown of morning news shows, talking heads, and the news itself. Is it good for the Jews?
In this webisode, comics Katie Halper and Heather Gold take an absurd look at 2013: Sheryl Sandberg, Orthodox rabbis, marriage equality, Woody Allen, the Pope: what was good for Jews? Who made the kvell and shonda of the year? What could be the best thing for Jews in 2014?
Just in time for Chanukah, funnyman Josh Healey’s comedic trip from Mos Def to masturbation to God himself to see who comes out ahead in that age-old battle: Jewish vs. Goyish. Read the article.
Technologies are not innocent. They embody human values. And the way we design them determines winners and losers among us, writes Asaf Bar-Tura. Here’s what you should be thinking about when you’re thinking about social change online.
“I’m standing on the shoulders of hilarious giants full of chutzpah,” self-described comedienne, director, and writer Jessie Kahnweiler tells Zeek about her new web-based miniseries, “Dude, Where’s My Chutzpah?” The Six Points fellow took time out of her launch celebrations yesterday to answer some questions for Zeek.
If Twitter is all about about capturing a moment in time, what happens when we look back? @EstherK reflects on the Twitter trail of Limmud NY 2013. From @ to #.
The synagogue in ancient Alexandria, Egypt, was so large that they had to wave flags so that the people in the back knew when to answer “amen.” The online service is essentially the same thing.
Last month’s 60,000 strong Ultra-Orthodox rally decrying the Internet made headlines, with many mainstream and Jewish media outlets clucking their tongues. Yet the rally was but the latest chapter in a long history of Haredi engagement with, and fear of, the Internet. The situation is far more complex, nuanced, and interesting than the rally and its media snickerers suggest.
I told the Federation rep, “You’d have to transfer power and resources from a top-down agenda to a listening agenda. You’d have to grant a voice to people who aren’t major donors yet. You’d have to message differently, write differently, even think differently about what your relationship with your constituents is supposed to look like.”
They laughed a bit and said, “That’s not going to happen.”
Halachic advice for potential left-behinds in case of global apocalypse.
Meet Mim, an artist who uses digital technology to explore the sacred.
If I Worked for 493 Years is an ongoing digital performance art piece by Lisa Link.
Second Life is one of many virtual worlds. But it is different. Why? Because it is the home to a very active and creative Jewish community. Sounds strange? Maybe, but visit the slide show and find out for yourself what it is all about.
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