Monday, December 31, 2007

Zeek | DIY Judaism: A Roundtable on the Independant Minyan Phenomenon | Shifra Bronznick

Zeek DIY Judaism: A Roundtable on the Independant Minyan Phenomenon Shifra Bronznick
San Jose Mercury News - Brooklyn Rabbi pleads not guilty in tax fraud, money laundering

Girl's false essay wins Hannah Montana tickets - CNN.com

Girl's false essay wins Hannah Montana tickets - CNN.com

Sprint's Special Low Price For One Month Of Mobile Broadband: $14,062.27

Sprint's Special Low Price For One Month Of Mobile Broadband: $14,062.27

The 20 Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses - Forbes.com

The 20 Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses - Forbes.com

"Bhutto: A short break from the hagiography" by Ken Silverstein (Harper's Magazine)

"Bhutto: A short break from the hagiography" by Ken Silverstein (Harper's Magazine)
THE NEW REPUBLIC Bin Laden's Threats Against Israel

2008 Political Futures — Slate

2008 Political Futures — Slate

First Lady in Waiting: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com

First Lady in Waiting: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com

THE 2ND ANNUAL GOLDEN STAPLER AWARDS By CHRIS ERIKSON - Jobs - New York Post Online Edition

THE 2ND ANNUAL GOLDEN STAPLER AWARDS By CHRIS ERIKSON - Jobs - New York Post Online Edition

When the Germans, and Rockets, Came to Town - New York Times

When the Germans, and Rockets, Came to Town - New York Times

Bloomberg Moves Closer to Running for President - New York Times

Bloomberg Moves Closer to Running for President - New York Times

Secret Websites, Coded Messages: The New World of Immersive Games

Secret Websites, Coded Messages: The New World of Immersive Games

Beyond Monopoly: Great Board Game Gifts for Geeks

Beyond Monopoly: Great Board Game Gifts for Geeks

02138 § A Million Little Writers

02138 § A Million Little Writers
Googling Google : Harvard Magazine

'Shabbos robe' sellers struggle | Jerusalem Post

'Shabbos robe' sellers struggle Jerusalem Post

Web Playgrounds of the Very Young - New York Times

Web Playgrounds of the Very Young - New York Times

Innovative Minds Don’t Think Alike - New York Times

Innovative Minds Don’t Think Alike - New York Times

The World of Tomorrow - New York Times

The World of Tomorrow - New York Times

Onward and Upward with the Arts: Future Reading: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

Onward and Upward with the Arts: Future Reading: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

Nextbook: Ham for Hanukkah

Nextbook: Ham for Hanukkah

Nextbook: House Party

Nextbook: House Party

An eccentric philanthropist is paying young people to be Jewish—whatever that means

Retailing | Birth, death and shopping | Economist.com

Retailing Birth, death and shopping Economist.com

Fraud and financial innovation | The match king | Economist.com

Fraud and financial innovation The match king Economist.com

Jewish Blogmeister: YBC 2 Video Preview !#links

Jewish Blogmeister: YBC 2 Video Preview
Jeremy Rosen's Blog: Spinka

Wake up America: Its Time To Vote for 2007 Most Self-hating Jew Awards

Wake up America: Its Time To Vote for 2007 Most Self-hating Jew Awards

Jennifer Anne Moses - Haaretz - Israel News

Jennifer Anne Moses - Haaretz - Israel News

Sunday, December 30, 2007

As an Age Recedes, a Craftsman Soldiers On - New York Times

As an Age Recedes, a Craftsman Soldiers On - New York Times

Musings: Professionals as Role Models

Musings: Professionals as Role Models

Evenewra Brainsite: Teaching Log: Yeshiva Multiculturalism

Evenewra Brainsite: Teaching Log: Yeshiva Multiculturalism

Frumpter: "Yechi" Lubavich Mishichist Camp Loses Court Battle.

Frumpter: "Yechi" Lubavich Mishichist Camp Loses Court Battle.

Tradition also needs a budget - Haaretz - Israel News

Tradition also needs a budget - Haaretz - Israel News

FJC | News | A Lifestyles Exclusive: Lev Leviev The Benefactor

FJC News A Lifestyles Exclusive: Lev Leviev The Benefactor
The Jewish Advocate Jewish groups respond to cleric's anti-Israel remarks
Route 17: Heschel And The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

ScienceDirect - Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health : Cultural Aspects in the Care of the Orthodox Jewish Woman

ScienceDirect - Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health : Cultural Aspects in the Care of the Orthodox Jewish Woman

Gary Schaer Helps Orthodox Jews From Signing Papers On Shabbos In NEW JERSEY « Passaic - Clifton Jewish News

Gary Schaer Helps Orthodox Jews From Signing Papers On Shabbos In NEW JERSEY « Passaic - Clifton Jewish News

VOA News - Historic New York City Synagogue Restored

VOA News - Historic New York City Synagogue Restored

A list of the 50 most loathsome people in America... (kottke.org)

A list of the 50 most loathsome people in America... (kottke.org)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Curious Jew: How Were You Taught To Learn Gemara?

The Curious Jew: How Were You Taught To Learn Gemara?

Abandoning Eden: Why arn't I trying anymore?

Abandoning Eden: Why arn't I trying anymore?

The Curious Jew: Medical Ethics: How To Be an Orthodox Jewish Physician in a Secular World

The Curious Jew: Medical Ethics: How To Be an Orthodox Jewish Physician in a Secular World

JNF rejects Orthodox applicant for failure to work on Saturday - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

JNF rejects Orthodox applicant for failure to work on Saturday - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews
Chareidi Yuppies - Karlin- Stolin: JewishJournal.com
Apple's Piping Hot Innovation - Forbes.com

Disney Cartoon Shorts - Movies - Report - New York Times

Disney Cartoon Shorts - Movies - Report - New York Times

Chateau in the Sky - New York Times

Chateau in the Sky - New York Times

The $50 Ticket: A Lottery Boon Raises Concern - New York Times

The $50 Ticket: A Lottery Boon Raises Concern - New York Times

Inside Apple Stores, a Certain Aura Enchants the Faithful - New York Times

Inside Apple Stores, a Certain Aura Enchants the Faithful - New York Times

After Half a Lifetime in Prison, an Inmate Is Free for Now - New York Times

After Half a Lifetime in Prison, an Inmate Is Free for Now - New York Times

Priests brawl at Bethlehem birthplace of Jesus

Priests brawl at Bethlehem

They also brawl.

Gaydamak launches bid for local power: New party running in 77 municipal races - Haaretz - Israel News

Gaydamak launches bid for local power: New party running in 77 municipal races - Haaretz - Israel News

South Washington County Bulletin | Baptist church collects money for school's new Torah

South Washington County Bulletin Baptist church collects money for school's new Torah

Skin Deep-New Year's resolutions - New York Times

Skin Deep-New Year's resolutions - New York Times

Blogging’s a Low-Cost, High Return Marketing Tool - New York Times

Blogging’s a Low-Cost, High Return Marketing Tool - New York Times

25 Years Later, an Arrest in a New Jersey Killing - New York Times

25 Years Later, an Arrest in a New Jersey Killing - New York Times

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Benazir Bhutto 'killed in blast'

BBC NEWS South Asia Benazir Bhutto 'killed in blast'

Chabad-Lubavitch Announces Partnership With Bramson ORT - News

Chabad-Lubavitch Announces Partnership With Bramson ORT - News

Orthodox Anarchist / American Nazi Party Chief: Ron Paul is one of us

Orthodox Anarchist / American Nazi Party Chief: Ron Paul is one of us

Obama backs Israel as Jewish state - Haaretz - Israel News

Obama backs Israel as Jewish state - Haaretz - Israel News

The barrier to conversion - Haaretz - Israel News

The barrier to conversion - Haaretz - Israel News

Family battles plan to turn off father's respirator | Jerusalem Post

Family battles plan to turn off father's respirator Jerusalem Post

recordonline.com - Orthodox Jewish Camp to replace Kutsher's Sports Academy

recordonline.com - Orthodox Jewish Camp to replace Kutsher's Sports Academy

Top Masorti rabbi: We're allies of modern Orthodox | Jerusalem Post

Top Masorti rabbi: We're allies of modern Orthodox Jerusalem Post

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Afterlife Is Expensive for Digital Movies - New York Times

The Afterlife Is Expensive for Digital Movies - New York Times

Historic trove recalls famous L.A. crimes - Los Angeles Times

Historic trove recalls famous L.A. crimes - Los Angeles Times

On skid row, free Christmas cash really registers - Los Angeles Times

On skid row, free Christmas cash really registers - Los Angeles Times

Apple Trades at $200 for First Time: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Apple Trades at $200 for First Time: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

wcbstv.com - NFL Network To Simulcast Pats-Giants On CBS, NBC

wcbstv.com - NFL Network To Simulcast Pats-Giants On CBS, NBC

Superman Finds New Fans Among Reading Instructors - New York Times

Superman Finds New Fans Among Reading Instructors - New York Times

Bygone Days: Complex Jew. Inside Kissinger's soul | Jerusalem Post

Bygone Days: Complex Jew. Inside Kissinger's soul Jerusalem Post

THIRD CULTURE HOLIDAY READING 2007

THIRD CULTURE HOLIDAY READING 2007

Late Library Books Can Take Toll on Credit Scores - New York Times

Late Library Books Can Take Toll on Credit Scores - New York Times

Warren Buffett's company acquires industrial conglomerate - International Herald Tribune

Warren Buffett's company acquires industrial conglomerate - International Herald Tribune
Ad money begins to trickle in for bloggers - International Herald Tribune

And Out of Zion Will Come the World's First Nano-Torah - Good News - Israel News - Arutz Sheva

And Out of Zion Will Come the World's First Nano-Torah - Good News - Israel News - Arutz Sheva

Home Prices Fall for 10th Straight Month - New York Times

Home Prices Fall for 10th Straight Month - New York Times

CrownHeights.info » Crown Heights Couple Featured in NY Times - The Hunt

CrownHeights.info » Crown Heights Couple Featured in NY Times - The Hunt

Litzman slammed for refusal to meet PM | Jerusalem Post

Litzman slammed for refusal to meet PM Jerusalem Post

Consumer Electronics Reviews, Product Manuals, Guides and Deals: Retrevo

Consumer Electronics Reviews, Product Manuals, Guides and Deals: Retrevo

The Dogs of Wall Street

The Dogs of Wall Street

Ten Penny-Pinching Ideas for 2008

Ten Penny-Pinching Ideas for 2008

Brothers hand out Christmas cash at mall | Oddly Enough | Reuters

Brothers hand out Christmas cash at mall Oddly Enough Reuters

Haliburton in Iraq

The Flat Earth Society -- Home

The Flat Earth Society -- Home

Survey: Over 90% of Nahal Haredi employed | Jerusalem Post

Survey: Over 90% of Nahal Haredi employed Jerusalem Post

Rabbi and Orthodox School Lose Libel Lawsuit in California « JONATHAN TURLEY

Rabbi and Orthodox School Lose Libel Lawsuit in California « JONATHAN TURLEY

Kosher food label fastest grower in US consumer market | Jerusalem Post

Kosher food label fastest grower in US consumer market Jerusalem Post

Stein: The hurtful and the hateful : Guest Opinions : Boulder Daily Camera

Stein: The hurtful and the hateful : Guest Opinions : Boulder Daily Camera

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Top 10 Startups Worth Watching in 2008

Top 10 Startups Worth Watching in 2008

MoJo Photo Blog: Political Reality Check

MoJo Photo Blog: Political Reality Check

A guide to presidential candidates’ humble abodes

2008 Web Predictions - ReadWriteWeb

2008 Web Predictions - ReadWriteWeb

2007 In Numbers: More People Using Yahoo Mail This Christmas Than Gmail

2007 In Numbers: More People Using Yahoo Mail This Christmas Than Gmail

Iranian Jews Arrive in Israel - New York Times

Iranian Jews Arrive in Israel - New York Times

Abraham Joshua Heschel - Theology - Books - New York Times

Abraham Joshua Heschel - Theology - Books - New York Times
Fortune: Crazy Eddie - Takes one to know one - Dec. 25, 2007

ABC News: Are You Ready for Dating 2.0?

ABC News: Are You Ready for Dating 2.0?

Dumneazu: פֿרײלעכע ניטל / A Freylakhe Nitl in Teaneck!

Dumneazu: פֿרײלעכע ניטל / A Freylakhe Nitl in Teaneck!

ON THE FRINGE—AL TZITZIT

ON THE FRINGE—AL TZITZIT

Can Huckabee ever win over Jewish voters? | Jerusalem Post

Can Huckabee ever win over Jewish voters? Jerusalem Post

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Jacob Stein - My story

I am an Orthodox Jew and a computer programmer and I live in Wesley Hills, New York. I was raised as a non-practicing Lutheran by my adopted parents and I converted to Judaism at age 16. This blog as a rule follows the teachings of the Lithuanian rabbinical seminaries of the 1920s and 1930s.
The Denver Post - Boulder to add symbolic fence- Erev

Lupolianski backs plan to provide 'kosher' electricity | Jerusalem Post

Lupolianski backs plan to provide 'kosher' electricity Jerusalem Post

Funds raise money for Orthodox soldiers - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Funds raise money for Orthodox soldiers - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Hitchens Watch: It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Hitchens Watch: It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Couture Gifts for Your Dog - washingtonpost.com

Couture Gifts for Your Dog - washingtonpost.com

American banks | Unhappy new year | Economist.com

American banks Unhappy new year Economist.com
Slide show: 2007 in pictures - International Herald Tribune

Seeking Role Models And Finding Human Beings - New York Times

Seeking Role Models/Rebbes And Finding Human Beings - New York Times

This Is the Sound of a Bubble Bursting - New York Times

This Is the Sound of a Bubble Bursting - New York Times

The Angels of 191st Street - New York Times

The Angels of 191st Street - New York Times

Angel Of Retribution: J-E-W

Angel Of Retribution: J-E-W

Yiddish » פערזענלעכקייטן » נאָך » ווען דער קאָמוניסט הא�

Yiddish » ווען דער קאָמוניסט האָט געזען חיים גראַדע אין טלית און תפילין, האָט ער געשריען: חיים, דו אויך?!

Hat Tip

Hershel Tzig & guravitzer

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Great American Yiddish Novel

The Great American Yiddish Novel

Orthodox Jews build skills for Olympic projects | Evening Standard

Orthodox Jews build skills for Olympic projects | Evening Standard

You too can study at Yale

You too can study at Yale

Synagogue Postcards

Synagogue Postcards

ephemera

ephemera

Fed Shrugged as Subprime Crisis Spread - New York Times

Fed Shrugged as Subprime Crisis Spread - New York Times

Hirhurim - Musings

Hirhurim - Musings: Frum Blogs

Video spoof turns Brandon Walker into a celebrity -- baltimoresun.com

Video spoof turns Brandon Walker into a celebrity -- baltimoresun.com

Life in Israel: what I have in common with the Rosh yeshiva of Ponevezh

Life in Israel: what I have in common with the Rosh yeshiva of Ponevezh

Keeper of an Unlikely Trove, Gutenberg to Warhol - New York Times

Keeper of an Unlikely Trove, Gutenberg to Warhol - New York Times

www.770EasternParkway.com: Russian army gets 1st chief rabbi since 1917 revolution

www.770EasternParkway.com: Russian army gets 1st chief rabbi since 1917 revolution

Monday, October 1, 2007


New Google Blogger feature. Slideshow of pictures being uploaded to Blogger
Hard at Work



Sunday, September 9, 2007

The scuffle in Bobov

March 25,2005, the day after his father-in-law-Rabbi Naftali Zvi Halberstam's funeral, Rabbi Mordche Dovid Ungar went to the Bobover Beis Hamedrash to daven as if he was the rightful heir to the Bobover crown.Others thought differently and he was promptly thrown out.

To see some of the activities on that fateful day,
click here.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

More of Shmuel Tennenhaus.
The guy needs a shidduch. Fast.


Shmuel Tennenhaus -
Grandson of You Tube Bubby



KATHRYN GREENAWAY
The Gazette
Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Hanna Tennenhaus looks at family pictures at home. She has 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Montreal grandmother Hanna Tennenhaus doesn't own a computer and until recently had never heard of the popular everyman video-broadcast website YouTube.
Doesn't matter. In the last 48 hours, Tennenhaus has become the toast of the website thanks to a New Year's greeting she recorded for her family.
It's an impressive family that includes four children, 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren (with three more on the way.)
"YouTube? Does that have something to do with U-boats?" Tennenhaus, 83, asked with a laugh when reached by telephone yesterday.
Tennenhaus's flash fame is a testament to the unpredictability of cyberspace, where, inexplicably, an otherwise unremarkable one-minute New Year's greeting from Grandma can surf its way to stardom.
Even ABC's television show Good Morning America has called to inquire about the segment.
As of midnight, her greeting was still being featured on the YouTube home page and had been watched 123,984 times.
The segment was listed in the site's Most Viewed and Top Favourites sections.
The video begins with Tennenhaus greeting her grandson at her front door before sitting down and sharing her New Year's wishes for her family and the world.
The clip had received 650 responses.
"Aww. I'd Love It If My Grandma Just Called," wrote Radiancexox in one post.
The clip was taped and posted by Tennenhaus's grandson, Shmuel, over the holidays. The 26-year-old Florida-based Internet-marketing consultant was visiting Montreal and showed up on his grandmother's doorstep with her New York Times in one hand and a mini-video recorder in the other.
"I didn't even have enough time to put on makeup," Tennenhaus said. "I spoke with Shmuel (yesterday) and I'm overwhelmed by the response. I'm quite shy actually and don't really like being in the limelight that much."
Wrapping her mind around the concept of thousands of strangers watching her greeting is tricky for the low-tech octogenarian.
"A while back Shmuel gave me a DVD as a gift and I gave it back," she said. "I don't own a DVD player and I only have an old television set. I'm an avid reader and that's how I pass my time."
Shmuel can only speculate why his grandmother's greeting has captured the fancy of so many.
"YouTube asked people to upload New Year's greetings and the website is always looking for something different," Shmuel said during a telephone interview from Florida. "And the fact her greeting was featured on the home page has helped."
Shmuel received a telephone call from Good Morning America about the greeting, but is still not sure what the morning show plans to do with Tennenhaus's greeting, if anything.
"Bubby never sets foot out of her apartment in the winter months," Shmuel said. "And now everyone is getting to know her."
The last time Tennenhaus was in the limelight was in the early 1960s following the publication of her novel Eva (Aire Publications). The fictionalized version of her very real survival of the Holocaust received a fair amount of attention in the day. The novel is out of print, but is still available at some libraries.
Tennenhaus grew up in a town outside of Nuremburg, Germany - her most-famous classmate was Henry Kissinger - and her memories of Hitler's rise to power run deep.
In November 1998, she wrote a first-person account of her memories of Kristallnacht for the Canadian Jewish News.
Tennenhaus's parents saved her and her siblings from the wrath of the Nazis by sending them to England with a nanny, but were not able to escape themselves. Both died in concentration camps.
Against all odds, Tennenhaus has retained a quick sense of humour which surfaces in her video greeting when she jokes about being over 100 years old.
"It's all too big for me to digest," she said. "But I'm giggling like a schoolgirl about it."

© The Gazette (Montreal) 2007
New Year's Greetings from Bubby

Monday, January 1, 2007

Jew in the City - Episode 1

Not Without My Sheitel - The Industry Secret Uncovered