Now that’s a figure worth looking at — or, that is, a figurine. The marble bust depicts a bearded man’s head and was probably a boxer; boxing was quite popular in Roman times. The piece likely dates back to the era of the emperor Hadrian (117-138 C.E.) or shortly thereafter, according to archaeologists on site.
Did they know he was laughing at them? A museum in Kiev, Ukraine, recently kicked off national observances of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of the legendary Yiddish satire writer Sholem Aleichem –– who made a living gently making fun of gentile peasants and stereotypical Jews in his famous writings.
The idea of Jews camping or jumping out of airplanes for the heck of it seems like an oxymoron to many. But Jewish groups across the country are increasingly planning outdoor events — running the gamut from camping, biking, hiking, skiing and even jumping out of airplanes. For those who doubt it, Lew Groner, co-president… Read More
“Fill her up with unleaded and give me some gum and that homemade gefilte fish, too.” It’s not common lingo at gas stations across the nation, but it’s becoming more frequent in Brooklyn, thanks to the Rio Gas Station in Borough Park. Yes, the nation has just received its first kosher petrol plaza, according to… Read More
Next time some good ol’ hate mongers in Springfield, Mo. head out to the annual We Hate Everybody BBQ, they might be cruising down the Highway to Heschel — Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, that is. That’s because the state legislature last week adjourned after passing a bill aimed at aggravating the ulcers of the local… Read More
It seems that a Nuremberg court — you remember the venue for the famous post-World War II Nazi trials, right? — will allow an art gallery to display garden gnomes giving a Heil Hitler salute, reports the JTA Wire Service. The sign is banned in Germany unless it is part of an educational, pro-democratic project…. Read More
Remember the old bit about someone tossing a creamy pie in someone’s face, who turned around and returned the favor, and so on? Well, a Jewish youth group in Great Britain just took the idea to the world stage in a major way. The event, which took place in East Mersea, Essex, involved 253 members… Read More
Dairy/Pareve* Ingredients 2 sticks butter, softened 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 1⁄4 cup white sugar 1 package (2.8 oz.) instant vanilla pudding 1 1⁄4 teaspoons vanilla 2 eggs 2 1⁄4 cups white whole wheat or all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1 1⁄2 cups chopped chocolate or chocolate chips