Yom Kippur and the ‘Jewish Hunger Games’

Well, this was inevitable. I can only wonder why a Yom Kippur/The Hunger Games mashup didn’t happen sooner. I just wish Jim Rash had been available to wear the Effie Trinket costume. [Read more...]

When Judaism Met Omar from ‘The Wire’

The period between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot is known as the omer. Religious Jews will count down these 49 days, aka “counting the omer.” But the omer just became way more fun thanks to a new Tumblr called Counting the Omar, which posts a different picture of Omar Little from the TV [Read More...]

Hasidic Jews Are Not Happy About ‘Spider-Man’ Filming During Passover

Local leaders in the heavily Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of south Williamsburg, Brooklyn (full disclosure: I lived there until about two months ago) are not happy about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 filming in their ‘hood. But they’re not complaining about the movie or its stars. Their problem is that the shoot, which would involve closing off [Read More...]


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