Posts tagged "jews"

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 a bit incognito and donned a costume. But the costume was anything but awesome. To me, and many others, the costume looked like a negative

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 20, 2014

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 Project Museum in Seattle (where Macklemore’s coat from the “Thrift Shop” video hangs in the collection).

But folks all over — including Seth

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

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 problem faced by ex-Orthodox Jews who are “Off the Derech” (derech is Hebrew for path), or OTD, and assimilating into secular society. Hasidic communities separate boy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

Is Urban Outfitters Selling a Pro-Nazi Shirt?

That’s what the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia seems to think. The organization has taken the hipster clothing chain to task for a T-shirt featuring a Star of David design they say is strikingly similar to one that was used to identify Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust and was embroidered on concentration camp uniforms.

By: Julie Gerstein / April 20, 2012

A Positive Holiday Statement On Chinese/Jewish Relations

Wherever your Chinese restaurant may be, please know that the Chinese Restaurant Association of America (if that in fact exists) supports your consumptions of Chinese food on Christmas. [Happy Place]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 25, 2011

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 photo of the President watching the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound — has released a statement. Der Zeitung writes:
“Our editorial policies are guided…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2011

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 killed Osama bin Laden? (Top photo!) Well, a conservative Hasidic Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn for Hasids completely edited Hillary Clinton and the other woman i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2011

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 statement here.

Sometimes I make the mistake of thinking people in creative, free-thinking professions like writing or fashion design have progressive views to back…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Quickies: Dior’s John Galliano Caught On Tape Saying “I Love Hitler” & A Pregnancy Pact?

A video has been released of suspended Dior designer John Galliano slurring at patrons in a Parisian café with an anti-Semitic rant. Galliano can be heard saying “I love Hitler” and “People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f**king gassed.” He also calls them “ugly.” (It’s unclear if…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2011

You’ve Heard Of MILFs, Now Meet A “JILF”

Your momma wants you to find a nice Jewish boy? That’s great in theory, but what about a nice Jewish boy whose bones you also want to jump? Attitude magazine proves in this mildly offensive fashion spread that there are dudes of the Jewish persuasion with total mojo, and they’re called JILFs. (You know what…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 9, 2010

What If Disney Made A Jewish Princess?

I should be offended by this, but I am laughing too hard. This Babelgum video is a parody of the “making of” a fictional Disney movie, “Rachel and the Dragon.” The film features Disney’s first ever-Jewish American Princess, Rachel, played by Sarah Silverman. Her supporting cast? All members of the tribe, of course. Seth

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 15, 2009