Archive for Jewish

Overnight: Commie Camp


Commie Camp

Here's a short synopsis of the film from the 'Commie Camp' website.

The embed below is, unfortunately, just a trailer. I would love to see the full film. Although Netflix has 'Jesus Camp' - an excellent documentary of Christian indoctrination, by the way - it does not have 'Commie Camp'. When I searched for it I got as far as 'c o m m i' only to find it was not available. One of the choices, however, was 'Itty Bitty Titty Committee' Seriously, though, you should watch 'Jesus Camp'

From the short synopsis on the website:

In summer 2012, Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing talk-radio host and Republican Party unofficial head, publicized an expose by the libertarian organization Americans for Limited Government: President Obama’s nominee to head the Bureau of Labor Statistics had sent her kids to a Jewish summer camp “’with Communist roots,” which “indoctrinates” its campers with “extremist” ideology. Comedian and filmmaker Katie Halper went to that very camp, Camp Kinderland, as did her mother and grandmother. Have she and her family been brainwashed? Are the children attending camp today in danger? If so, can they be saved? There’s only one-way to find out–by going back to camp.

For a longer synopsis please to


The Jewish Hunger Games - Kvetching Fire -- Yom Kippur Edition


catching fire

Well, it's that time of year again, Yom Kippur 5774. At sundown tonight the Jewish Hunger Games begins for me and my Jewish friends. The traditions are the same as they have always been. We repent for our sins and we fast. Maybe we even throw in a quick visit (to be seen) at the temple. Hello, Rabbi.

This year, once again, the holiday coincides with the release of the hit movie series, HUNGER GAMES. The second installment, the sequel is called HUNGER GAMES - CATCHING FIRE. Well, in honor of the holiest of holidays for the Hebraic tribesmen, the official movie trailer for the Jewish version is out, and I'm proud to present it to you. With no further fanfare, I give you, HUNGER GAMES - KVETCHING FIRE.

To all of you wonderful readers I wish a L'shona Tova --  or Happy New Year. And I hope to see you all at Yang Chow's tomorrow night for the traditional breaking of the fast over some great Chinese food. Is there any other way to break the fast?


Hold On There, Bloomy


Mayor Bloomberg

Out (or not so ‘out’) going New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this past weekend accused Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, of running a "racist" campaign.

According to his interview with New York Magazine published Saturday:

"I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone watching what he’s been doing," Bloomberg said of de Blasio. "I do not think he himself is racist. It’s comparable to me pointing out I’m Jewish in attracting the Jewish vote."

Okay, so he’s a non-racist, racist. That sounds a bit confusing to me, Mayor Mike.

Mr. Mayor, you equate your being Jewish in a city like New York, as an unfair advantage. So being the fair man that you are, you hid that from the public I suppose. No?

Oh, you didn’t hide it. You actually took advantage of it. No racism there, I guess. You are a member of the ‘oppressed’ people.

What about being gay? Should a man or woman (like Christine Quinn) hide their sexual orientation or bring it out just for the purposes of getting votes? Certainly questions of your sexuality have been raised but you decided that part of your life is private. And I can appreciate and respect that.

But something as obvious as a candidate's family does matter to a lot of people. And de Blasio is one of them. He doesn’t hide nor is he ashamed for any reason that he fell in love with someone outside of his ethnic upbringing.

Back in August, de Blasio released an ad featuring his African-American wife, Chirlane McCray, and his 15-year-old son Dante.

Bill de Blasio family

Truth is he’s proud. He’s proud of his African-American wife and two children. Should he have hidden them? Doesn't the public have a need to know about a candidate’s family? Or how about his openness to all races?

I hope you’re not accusing Bill de Blasio of having married a Black woman 17 years ago just so he could run for mayor today. That would make you as cray-cray as the Obama birthers.

You’re criticisms are very harsh, Bloomy. You’re personal life may have things you wish to keep private and you should do as you wish. But don’t go around accusing others of having skeletons or of being “racist” without a bit more to go on.

Your days are numbered and sadly you have to live down the racist tag you've earned with your Stop and Frisk policy. Maybe it’s time for the pot to stop calling the kettle black.


Video Overnight Thread- Ultimate Burlesque-Themed Bar Mitzvah Party


Jeff had the restaurant next to the Temple and a soft rock band. He is gonna be SO pissed. Oy. Via Gawker.