Posts tagged "jewish"

Zara Pulls Pajama Top Over Complaints It Looks Like Concentration Camp Uniform

Some of us look at this shirt and see a cute, striped top festooned with a pretty star and the word “sheriff.” Others look at the Zara toddler’s pajama top…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2014 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why Macklemore’s Costume Matters

Last Friday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a surprise music concert at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. Awesome, right? Only, because it was a surprise, Macklemore wanted to go…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Macklemore Performs In Seattle In Costume Some Characterized As A Jewish Stereotype

A surprise performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would get me excited, sure. And that’s probably what a lot of audience members were feeling at the Experience Music…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 11:30 am

Nice Jewish Guys Calendar 2014 Pairs Up With JDate

Bubbies, worry no more! The 2014 edition of the Nice Jewish Guys Calendar is here! This year the calendar’s creators paired up with Jewish dating site JDate for some bonus bachelors.

Huffington Post Weird News | December 28, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Pray Tell: On Jerusalem’s Feminist Activists, Women Of The Wall

If you go to to the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, you might see men singing loudly and dancing in circles. What you might not notice right away…

Lilit Marcus | March 14, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Pray Tell: On Joan Rivers And That One Time I Laughed At A Holocaust Joke

Call me a humorless feminist, but I’ve always thought certain subjects were beyond the realm of comedy: Helen Keller, rape, the Holocaust. But then last week I caught a clip…

Lilit Marcus | March 7, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mirror, Mirror: On Looking Jewish

I liked being Jewish. I just hated my face. I wanted desperately to like my face better. I’d spent too many years laughing with my hand over my nose because…

Kate Fridkis | December 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hotties Of Hanukkah: 8 Sexy Jewish Dudes We Love

It’s almost Hanukkah time; the Jewish holiday begins on Saturday, December 8 and goes to Sunday, December 16. We think it’s about time that we celebrate the other miracle of…

Julie Gerstein | December 5, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Pray Tell: What The Brooklyn Hasidic Rape Trial Tells Us About Religion Colliding With The Modern World

In Brooklyn, a 17-year-old girl just testified against the man accused of sexually assaulting her. On the surface, this case is sadly too familiar: she and her accused rapist are…

Lilit Marcus | December 4, 2012 - 3:00 pm

A Woman’s Guide To Hasidic Street Harassment

Living in New York City means getting used to street harassment. In the past few years, my name has been Baby, Sexy, Bitch, and Hey You, Why Don’t You Smile?

Lilit Marcus | August 8, 2012 - 9:00 am

Girl Talk: Planning My Lesbian Jewish Wedding

In my mid-twenties, I came out as a lesbian. But the hardest part wasn’t even coming out: it was realizing my wedding would be different and therefore I was different.

Sara-Rivka Davidson | June 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

What Happens When Ex-Orthodox Jews Need To Learn How To Date?

Dating is hard enough. But what about dating when you’ve recently left an insular religious community that pretty much forbade interaction with the opposite sex?

Such is the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2012 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me Not Puke

A few weeks ago, an article in the Orthodox Jewish newspaper The Jewish Press began to make waves in the religious community. Yitta Halberstam, a well-known Jewish author, wrote about

Lilit Marcus | April 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Finding God In A Vibrator

I once spent a 4th of July weekend with about 15 hardcore evangelical Christians. (Ex-Mr. Jessica’s sister was a born-again.) Explaining to some of the women what kind of website…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2011 - 1:30 pm

9 Happy Hanukkah Doggies

These pups really put the “happy” in Hanukkah. The yarmulke-wearing, payot-growing, Star-of-David sporting doggies featured here know their latkes from their blintzes and so on. As we Frisky Jews (Ami and I)…

Julie Gerstein | December 24, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Nerd Girl Porn: 22 Hot Members Of The Tribe

It’s Hanukkah time again. Let us not forget to honor the hot Jewish guys who keep our flame burning all year. These sizzling members of the tribe are nothing to…

Ami Angelowicz | December 21, 2011 - 9:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Jewish Women, Move To The Side For Men!

New signs have been posted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which read “Precious Jewish daughters, please move over to the side when you see man come across.” The neighborhood has a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 7, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Explains Airbrushing Women From Situation Room Pic

The conservative Hasidic Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn that removed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and counterterrorism analyst Audrey Tomason — the only two women in the iconic Situation Room…

Jessica Wakeman | May 10, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Hasidic Newspaper Edits Hillary Clinton Out Of Famous Bin Laden Situation Room Photo

Remember that iconic photo of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the White House Situation Room watching the raid in Pakistan which…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2011 - 11:40 am

Why Is Patricia Field From “Sex And The City” Sticking Up For Anti-Semite John Galliano?

UPDATE: John Galliano has released a statement in which he apologizes, says “I must face up to my own failures” and announces he is headed to rehab. Read the full…

Jessica Wakeman | March 2, 2011 - 2:40 pm