A lot of crazy $%^# happens in the Jewish world each week. Don’t miss these stories on: Gaza’s surfer girls; Helen Thomas (the anti-Semitic gift that keeps on giving), rumors about Leo, Saudi Arabia and Jewish humor, right-wing Israeli rabbis get the smack-down and more.
Gaza’s Surfer girls. For real. With the help of an American organization started by a Jewish surfing star, these women are breaking barriers, one wave at a time.
One more good-lookin’ Jew? Sounds like Leo might be converting…. Sweet!
Helen Thomas is still psycho and virulently anti-Semitic. Read her latest tirade of %^$&. But good news? Her alma mater decided to no longer give out the “Helen Thomas Diversity in the Media award.” Thank goodness – how long did it take them to realize the award was sadly ironic?
And in other news about anti-Semites in our midst… two teens severely beat a Hasidic man leaving his Yeshiva in NYC, a Rabbi in NYC alleges that the U.S. Army isn’t letting him be an army chaplain because of his beard (um…what?); and Texas Republicans seek a “Christian” instead of the current Jewish speaker to run their legislature.
Saudi Arabia doesn’t get Jewish humor. This is hilarious.
You know things are getting bad for Israel when people start protesting humus. A funny but serious piece about the latest ^%$&ed up boycotts of the Jewish homeland’s delicious exports.
We are not those who hate us. That’s the clear message for the 47 right-wing Israeli rabbis who made the awful ruling in Israel this week that Israelis shouldn’t rent to Arabs. Just because Jews are terrified to live in Arab countries and territories doesn’t mean Arabs should feel the same in Israel. Israel’s Attorney General is investigating the ruling. Israeli politicians (including Israel P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres) rabbis, and the Jewish community around the world is decrying it. And some of the Rabbis who made the ruling are even backing off. Add your comments below and stay tuned.
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