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    When we heard last year that someone had hired Aerosmith and 50 Cent to perform at his daughter's $10 million dollar Bat Mitzvah, we thought it sounded a little Meshuggah. It turns out that the Bat Mitzvah girl's father is also a huge gonnif who was just charged with looting his own company to bankroll the party. David Brooks, who owned a bullet proof vest compnay was charged with tax evasion, securities fraud, and insider trading. (newsflash! When you steal it isn't considered a mitzvah!) Oy, we'll file this one...

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    The world's largest Jewish House of Worship, Temple Emanu-el in Manhattan has just been hit with a $32 million dollar lawsuit. Get this - it seems that two former middle aged employees claim they were fired because they were not "young and hip" enough! The suit claims that "the ultimate goal was to replace and remove its older workers with young Jewish workers." This all occured after the congregation held a focus group exploring ways improve the synagogue's image. We have noticed a hipification of many synogogues in New York...

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    If you watched Jay Leno's interview with Halle Berry last night, then you saw an edited version of the interview. Word has it that when Berry was showing Leno distorted photos of herself, she showed a picture of herself with a big nose and exclaimed "that's my Jewish cousin." According to the NY Post, through which Berry issued an apology, she begged Jay Leno to edit the segment...and he did. View the edited segment here:

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    If I was a Jew in San Francisco I'd be at Progressive Jewish Alliance gathering this Thursday in Berkeley. PJA will be screening Hineini, a documentary film entitled "Here I am" in Hebrew, about a student coming out as a lesbian and establishing a gay-straight alliance at a Jewish high school in Boston. You can preview the film here, on the Keshet website.The screening is part of PJA's marriage equality campaign, "Bringing the Orange Under the Huppah." PJA is asking that straight couples include an orange under their wedding canopy...

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    Brooklyn restaurant Miriam, which serves Israeli food came up with the ingenious idea of a "biblical feast" menu. Throughout October, the restaurant is offering a special menu inspired by the the Bible's "magnificent, sumptuous, and detailed descriptions of feasts." Owner Rafael Hasid spent months talking to rabbi's and food scholars coming up with a menu that includes Ezekiel Bread, Jacob's Stew, and stuffed figs. More info here: http://www.miriamrestaurant.com/live/

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    In this month's PresenTense Magazine (which I absolutely adore) the cover article is, "You Don't Look Jewish" which profiles converts who, because of their black or Hispanic or [insert non-Caucasian ethnicity] heritages don't have the stereotypical European/Semitic appearance. Sure converts may not "look Jewish" but many Jews (maybe most -- who knows --) don't "look Jewish." One of my favorite groups on Flickr (the online photography community) is Jewish Faces M&Ms. The organizer of the group writes, "we are all colors ..like my favorite candy." There are 1,120 photos and...