L’chaim, everyone! I attended my cousin’s Bat Mitzah last weekend and had a lot of thoughts I wanted to share with all of you. More
Oh, come on. H&M has pulled a culturally insensitive garment off their racks following a backlash from offended customers. The shirt was a tank top with a Star of David–an important religious symbol for Jewish people–surrounding a skull. So that’s not great. More
“The one word I grew up fearing most,” he explained, “was ‘assimilation.’” More
Hello everyone! It’s time now for a new column called “Sex Tips From History,” wherein each week I will spotlight a useful sex and/or love tip from that greatest sex instructor of all, history. Some of them are going to be awful, so maybe don’t try them at home. Or do, but be aware that some people hate history and hence will not take kindly to your attempts to bring it into the bedroom. More
The grass is always greener on the other side. Growing up, I hated my stick-straight hair and would have given anything for a rich, curly mane. However, my other Jewish girlfriends spent a fortune on straightening products to tame their curls. Now, thanks partially to Glee, people are finally wising up to the beauty of the Jewfro. Moment magazine is sponsoring a “Frizziest of the Fros” Jewfro contest on their Facebook page. More
I have to say – this Taio Cruz-inspired song is way better than listening to your rabbi drone on and on. Also, the guy in the middle with the glasses is kind of hot. More
The good part about Hanukkah is that it lasts for eight nights, which means if you procrastinate on your gift-buying you can order something online and still ensure it arrives in time for the holiday. Might we offer a few suggestions? More
Your sex toy could lead to birth defects. – AOL Health
Here’s some etiquette rules to breaking off your engagement. – YourTango
And you thought the height difference between you and your boyfriend was a big deal. – The Frisky
Don’t worry, girls: he doesn’t listen to what his friends say, either. – College Candy
Now your Jewish mother can use technology to pick your boyfriend. – PR Newswire
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Recently, the city of San Francisco banned Happy Meals, because we all know they’re the only fattening food marketed at children. Now, they’ve proposed banning circumcision, meaning that the Jews of the Bay Area might have to find mohels in … More
Over the weekend, I observed the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Basically, it’s a holiday where people build huts and eat and sleep in them. So, my friends “Gershon” and “Rivka” had a sukkah (singular name of one of the huts) at their house and invited some people over for Saturday lunch. Because it was very hot out that day, I am pale, and the afternoon involved sitting in a freaking hut, I wore a kicky little straw hat.
There’s one other important detail of this story. I am single, which means that attending a Jewish event of any sort will result in people trying to matchmake for me. No, it’s not because I’m some great beauty or something – it’s because I am a single Jewish chick and that is what happens. To avoid being matchmade, I brought a dude with me. More
Yesterday, we wrote about Jewlybandz, a Jewish-themed knockoff of Silly Bandz that had one band shaped like a dollar sign. Since then, many websites have picked up the story. Benjamin Kerer, the owner of Jewlybandz distributor Benny’s Educational Toys, came into our comment thread to defend himself, writing More
As Silly Bandz continue to be hugely popular, they’re getting knocked off left and right. A company called Benny’s Educational Toys is selling a Jewish-themed line of bracelets called JewlyBandz. Like Meshuga Bandz, JewlyBandz come in shapes like a menorah. However, they also come in another shape – a dollar bill symbol. Because Jews love money, you guys! I’m so glad there’s an educational toy that points that out! More
According to fashion policer Joan Rivers, clothing might have something to do with Mel Gibson’s dislike of Jewish people. Rivers recalls a red carpet event where she was talking to Gibson while wearing a navy dress with pink ruffles on … More