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...]

Watch Ke$ha’s Backup Dancers Crash a Westboro Baptist Church Protest

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The Westboro Baptist Church sometimes likes to take pop songs and rework them so that the lyrics are about WBC faves like hating gay people. However, their attempt to Weird Al-ify Ke$ha's song "We R Who We R" as "God H8s Who U R." Rather than get mad, the singer decided to get even: she sent her backup dancers to a WBC protest in Nebraska, where they busted their best moves during the song. Well played, team Ke$ha! … [Read more...]

‘Book of Mormon’ Gets Purim-ized

The Jewish holiday of Purim is next week. If you're not familiar with the holiday, it's like Halloween for Jews: candy, costumes, and staying up late. Some students from the Hebrew Union College put together this great Purim-themed parody of the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, should you need more background. (Thing to know: "morah" means teacher.) … [Read more...]

Well, This Was Inevitable: A Jewish Parody of Tim Tebow

As I've said before elsewhere, Jewish people love to make lame knockoffs of every big pop culture story. Right now, there's virtually no bigger pop culture figure than Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow, so of course the Jewish parody-making contingent has come up with their kosher-certified equivalent. Meet "Heebow." … [Read more...]

Here’s the Inevitable Jewish Version of ‘Shit Girls Say’

The last two weeks have been a perfect illustration of the life of an internet meme:1. Somebody makes a thing (in this case, a video called "Shit Girls Say")2. Thing goes viral3. Thing goes really viral, like to the point where your technologically-challenged grandmother has heard about it from CBS evening news or a telegram or something4. People begin making their own versions of thing (ex. "Shit Black Girls Say")5. People respond to the responses (such as "Shit White Girls … [Read more...]


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