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Oofnik can’t handle the Pesach wine

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In honour of Pesach………….

my roomate’s and I always recall our days of watching rehov sum sum, (Israeli sesame street).

The show I recall watching the clearest was the passover special, which I used to watch every year.

Best part of this clip is when moshe oofnik drinks to much wine at the seder,

(I also included a clip of the intro, which shows Sarah Jessica Parker who used to be the host)

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March 31, 2009 at 2:40 am

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The kids at solomon schechter westchester are loving this song

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got to love the mashiach flag jewda maccabi is holding in the background

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March 31, 2009 at 2:10 am

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David’s song

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Last year I was working at the Hebrew University and part of my job involved going through some archival material to find information on foreign students who attended the universities in the 60’s and 70’s.

long story short, I stumbled upon this poem that a student wrote in the early 70’s (can’t remember the exact year),

I though I would share the poem with you all,

NB: the ending is missing, so you will have to fill it in on your own


Jerusalem Feburary 7th or 8th of my youth

i find no comfort in eternal repose your cemetary peace,

why should i

time as yet offers no whimsical hint

no future entice need strengthen your clench

i exist now and you take advantage

not just of me

but of all who offer payment

an error in Montefiore still all is no lost

even the blessed must accept bounty Jerusalem

you have your fee and so your service

more costly than all the glitter in your discos

hardly as cheap as the blackened stones so religiously thrown

cease this grudge match

state your price Jerusalem

the English could not pay it

i thought they had learned from past charade

pity would they have but accepted Sennacherib’s legacy

he left it for just such a purpose

Jerusalem bound to demand

i bound to heed

your dowry awaits simple gesture

a fulfillment of promise to my fathers

despite their lies….or perhaps in spite of them

i search the wrong cities

they are all you jerusalem

but your markets exhaust me

i would rather sit in your parks

and so i do

only after timeless hours must i now go

do you want me to come are your bags packed

you persist in remaining


because you are the host

need you always try to fool me Jerusalem

and what of David’s house

one not so easily fooled

clean up your streets if you await such a guest

in all honesty Jerusalem

Bnei Brak seems a more worthy throne

i cannot help that you must take the blame

why don’t you respond Jerusalem

i knocked on your front door yesterday

but no one seemed to answer

i left a note did you recieve it

when you do answer i leave no message and feel better

i need not worry about nesting birds taking to folded paper

is that selfish of me

sorry but this is my way

feel lucky that i share but a breath

in your life

still I am necessary Jerusalem so be prudent

teach me to help you i said i would learn

are your classrooms clean

school is starting who are your teachers

Ezekial lectures

will you also invite Jeremiah

they taught right in youth we must

listen harder now their voices seem faint with age

remember Jerusalem i will not be taught by your bastard child

this is your appearance now so you realize

i am not joking Jerusalem take me seriously

do not whore your beauty with hotel splendor

can you not admire the gnarled majesty of olive

trees painted with conqueror’s palette

imagine that Godfrey de Bouillon to be fancied an artist

why do you subject yourselves to such poses Jerusalem

they have cut gorges deeply into your gardens

what do you wait for

Sabbath will nto come until you are better prepared

and still you live without shield

Jerusalem you are surrounded by hostile hills

Nebi Samuel peers down mocking your sleep

Abu Ghosh spits bad blood into your veins


hope you enjoyed…


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March 26, 2009 at 2:32 am

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The road to Mecca

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A ROAD TO MECCA is about the spiritual journey of Leopold Weiss, a Viennese Jew who converted to Islam in the 1920’s and became the Muslim scholar Muhammad Asad, one of the most important Muslims of the 20th century, spreading its message of peace and brotherhood as a journalist and author of books such as Islam at the Crossroads, The Principles of State and Government in Islam and his autobiography, The Road to Mecca. He served as an advisor to the royal court of Saudi Arabia and was a co-founder of Pakistan and its Ambassador to the UN. (Taken from youtube)

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March 22, 2009 at 6:07 pm

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I feel bad for dissing Diwon hard a few weeks ago. I should tell you that Diwon is a pretty amazing artist, his new album Shir Hashrim is definetly going to be off the hizz, and if you don’t know much about him you should check out his “beat guide to yiddish” and his remix of “Jah is one”,

anyways, this is a clip of all my favorite Jewish hip hop artists freestyling together at the Jewlicious festival,

and a great clip of Y-love…he’s way to intense for me…

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March 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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Comme ton Pere

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All these Tunisian Jewish movies…I don’t know what to do with myself….All I have to say is….word up

Comme ton Pere, or “Just like your dad”, looks like a wonderful film. It’s about a family that leaves their development town in Israel in the late 60’s to try a better life in France. The father, quickly gets involved in the Jewish Arab and Israeli mafia underworld and lands up in jail.

The film is set during the 6 day war and highlights the tensions that existed in the diaspora between Jews and Arabs. It is also a story about a family that comes full circle,

from Tunisia to France to Israel back to France and finally back to where they believe is home…Israel.

Yael Abecassis (Va Vis Et Deviens, Kadosh), is also in this film, and she’s not too tough on the eyes.

the trailer is in french….sorry couldn’t find subtitles.

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March 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm

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Still the same guys-“Pshutei Haám”

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In 2007 I got really exited because I heard that Shotei Hanevuah had re-united under the name “Pshutei Haám”. But after a brief stint at the Sephardic music festival in New York they fell off the map again.

Exactly one year ago I heard them perform at Binyanei Haumah for a smaller Purim crowd, and they were rocking.

Since then they have been on the rise, their songs are still happy Shotei Hanevua-ish songs..

this is their “hit”, i guess…..

I’m also not sure if the fish is supposed to be  “The Fish”, or not….

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March 12, 2009 at 4:14 am

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So wait….Jews like money?

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So I’ve been listening to a lot of Diwon’s beat guide to Yiddish, and all of his Lipa Schmeltzer samples have been getting me into Yiddish pop.

This is the Lipa Schmeltzer sample from the 3rd minute of the beat guide,

I think the message is clear, Lipa Schmeltzer really likes gelt…

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March 9, 2009 at 6:29 pm

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Flipping Out

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This is an unbelievable documentary about the phenomenon of post-army travels to India for Israelis. The documentary is called “Flipping out”, its a series of interviews with soldiers, chabad rabbi’s etc. The film deals primarily with the prevalance of drug use amongst Israelis. It asks the question, to what extent is drug use a way of dealing with the army service…

the entire film is available on youtube

here is part 1

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March 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm

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This is the first film that tries to tell the story that has been heard so many times in Nathan Sharanksy’s speeches and books. This documentary deals with the story of the “refuseniks”, the politically active Jews in the Soviet Union who tried to fight for their religious rights and move to Israel.

looks like a great film.

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March 8, 2009 at 4:47 pm

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