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[cue "Eye of the Tiger]

It's the
Bread of affliction
It's the bread of the Jews
Leavened bread--it's not kosher during Pe-sach
And my boss--says be careful it is con-sti-pa-ting
I don't care I just ate seven sheeeeeeeeeeets
Of the matzah

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:46 (six years ago) link

Wondering if anyone can beat a five and a half hour seder from last night.

Good thing I have off today!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:48 (six years ago) link

we were at that length too but there was a lo-o-o-o-o-o-o-ng shulchan orech and a lot of the kids were put to bed before final singing

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 13:16 (six years ago) link

seder was nice. girls wanted to stay up for it which was fine but now (the next day) they're in full meltdown mode and i'm putting them to bed instead of bringing them to the second night.

Mordy, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:41 (six years ago) link

I was seated next to a lovely college student with a beautiful voice (she's in a campus choir), which was ace.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:58 (six years ago) link

Goy Dad Report, Goy Dad Report

Minibot learned about Passover at Yom Rishon. Then we ate bacon

The Jams Manager (1992, Brickster) (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:01 (six years ago) link

whose seder tombot?

Mordy, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:02 (six years ago) link

as if my wife's family needed even more things to bash the trump administration about tonight.. thanks spice dog

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:04 (six years ago) link

Damn did he deliver.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:56 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

I'm a rabbi.
I believe words have power.
I try to choose mine carefully.

Fuck you, Trump.

— Rav Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) August 15, 2017

: D

j., Wednesday, 16 August 2017 18:29 (six years ago) link

As his biographer Shawn Levy emphasizes, Lewis scarcely needed to remind American audiences of his Judaism, since his essence and ambience were so obviously imbued with Yiddishkeit.

With his approval, Lewis’ friend Frank Sinatra called him “Jew” rather than by his first or last name. One of Lewis’ most inventive films, “The Bellboy,” (1960) was filmed in and around the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, a 1954 edifice designed by the Odessa-born Morris Lapidus, who expressed an exultant Jewish kitsch esthetic of New World overabundance....

Unlike Groucho Marx or an array of stand-up comedians, Lewis’s roots were in clowning. He was an exalted version of the Borscht Belt tummler, a hired entertainer who dresses as a waiter and deliberately falls into a hotel swimming pool to get a rise from overfed vacationers. Never verbally adroit, and increasingly inarticulate as he aged and health issues intervened, Lewis’s attempts to express his points of view could understandably offend. His heyday was a time of different sensibilities. Lewis approvingly recounted in a memoir that Dean Martin joked to a 1950s nightclub audience at Ciro’s in West Hollywood, before a solo appearance without Lewis, that it was a “night I’ve been praying for, for the last eight years - to be alone on stage without that goddamn noisy Jew.”

...Even the notoriously indelicate comedian Joan Rivers found Lewis’s interaction with disabled children on camera unpalatable, and said as much in public. This sparked a longstanding feud between Rivers and Lewis, who threatened to wreak violence from Mafia pals if she ever returned to the subject. Uncharacteristically, Rivers remained mum thereafter on the topic.


ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 August 2017 18:51 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

L'shana Tova

Doing a zoom Rosh Hashanah service from Temple Romemu in Brooklyn (Rabbi Scott Perlo used to be at 6th & I in DC. Chazan Basya Schechter has a wonderful voice )

curmudgeon, Saturday, 16 September 2023 14:49 (one week ago) link


Elana Brody sang with the cantor at the service and did a version her song, plus collaborated with cantor and Rabbi and others on Leonard Cohen "Who by Fire"

curmudgeon, Saturday, 16 September 2023 17:48 (one week ago) link

Made a Moroccan carrots and chickpeas dish rather than tsimmes this year, and it was pretty good.

curmudgeon, Monday, 18 September 2023 03:40 (six days ago) link

I have a running joke that every year a non-Jew will remind me it’s Rosh Hashanah when it’s already started (as I am a bad and forgetful Jew). This year it was a
notification from the social media app for my daughters preschool.

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 18 September 2023 15:05 (six days ago) link

I had a non-Jew ask me last night if it was too late to wish someone "Shona Tovah," and I said sure, why not, it's basically just "Happy New Year."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 September 2023 15:13 (six days ago) link

I only this morning learned of the provenance of “Who By Fire?” and that is very interesting!

I worked with a cantor on an album of liturgical songs and became obsessed with “Ashamnu”, listening to it this morning

my best wishes to all (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 18 September 2023 15:31 (six days ago) link

there are some very cool and dramatic songs in the high holiday repertoire. mogwai already did a doom-y post rock "avinu malkeinu," but someone should try their hand at "unetanah tokef"

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 September 2023 17:04 (six days ago) link

curmudgeon, Elana Brody is an acquaintance of mine via her sister and brother-in-law who are very close friends. Very cool that you got to see her do her thing. At our service (which was generally very nice), the cantor did that piece in Hebrew to the tune of "Dust in the Wind" which was pretty corny.

In any case, shana tovah to all!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 18 September 2023 21:45 (six days ago) link

Haven't read this yet, but it seems apropos


Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 September 2023 22:11 (four days ago) link

Every time I see this thread in SNA, I sing it to the tune of New Orders “Hey Joe” in my head, then feel a little weird about it

H.P, Wednesday, 20 September 2023 23:01 (four days ago) link

Here's another good Jew link, to this good personal essay in Defector about Jews and Krusty the Clown. Hopefully this archived link works:


Josh in Chicago, Friday, 22 September 2023 22:42 (two days ago) link

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