‘Blessed is God, the true judge’: Ginsburg memorialized in Hebrew in the halls of the Supreme Court By Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post September 23, 2020 As three days of ceremonial mourning began on Wednesday for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first woman to receive the honor of lying in state at the U.S. Capitol, Hebrew words resounded in the marble hall of the highest court in the land. The first words… Read More »Blessed is God – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
New Yorkers Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Child of Brooklyn By Troy Closson and John Leland of the New York Times Sept. 21, 2020, 5:24 a.m. ET Photo by Jeenah Moon for The New York Times Over the weekend, makeshift memorials of candles, signs, flowers and even an action figure went up outside a two-story house in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn and at a high school about a mile away. They… Read More »Ruth Bader Ginsburg
All-female Hasidic ambulance corps gets green light after years-long battle NYPOST.com By Reuven Fenton and Carl Campanile New York State health officials approved a license for an all-female Hasidic ambulance company to provide emergency medical service in orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn. The application by members of Ezras Nashim had been opposed by the rival, all-male Hatzolah ambulance and many rabbis. But the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council on Thursday approved the… Read More »All-female Hasidic ambulance corps gets green light after years-long battle
JOE’S CORNER – LIVE ON JEWISH HUMOR American (Jewish) Humor in an Era of Ethnic Sensitivity and Cultural Competence: Intersections of Religion, Race, Ethnicity and Gender at the University of South Carolina. Session II Joseph Dorinson Jewish Humor Kvetching and Shpritzing.
Covid-19 and Jewish Humor April, 15 2020 The Corona virus or COVID-19 gets no koved. Confronting this pandemic, Jewish humor, like the sun also rises. Israeli comedians advise us to stock up on matzoh because it has a long expiration cycle; it fills you up; best of all it leads to constipation, thereby reducing the need for toilet paper, already in short supply. Another quip as Passover is upon us,… Read More »Covid-19 and Jewish Humor
Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand talks feminism with release of her newest album
By Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press – published in The Brooklyn Eagle – Sept. 17This image shows Barbra Streisand during the of filming of “Funny Girl”. AP Photo/Steve Schapiro via Taschen
Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand’s new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn’t a conscious effort to exclude females.
“Everyone we asked was … busy,” Streisand said. The performer almost scored one major diva: Beyonce.
“She had her people try to do a track of one of the songs from my movie, ‘A Star is Born,’ and it just, we didn’t have the time to finish it, to get it right,” she said. “We had to release the album. Maybe someday we’ll do a duet because she’s so great.”
“Partners,” released Tuesday, features Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, John Legend and Babyface, who produced the album.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Streisand talked about music, directing, women’s right and politics.
AP: Would you do an album full of female duets next?
Streisand: (Pauses) Possibly. I loved singing with Celine (Dion) and Donna Summer.
AP: What was the energy like in the studio for you and your guests?
Jews in Sports By Joe DorinsonA common fallacy–perpetuated in stereotype—is that Jews are inept in sports because they lack athletic talent as well as physical strength. The Brooklyn Jewish experience gives the lie to this absurd view. In basketball alone, Jews from our borough dominated the game for decades. Their names are legion; their deeds, immortal. In the early years of “Hoop” lore, one finds Nat Krinsky and Sammy Kaplan.… Read More »Jews in Sports
Best friends Mel Brooks, 93, and Carl Reiner, 98 with advice for the “Next-Greatest Generation” How best friends Mel Brooks, 93, and Carl Reiner, 98, are coping with social distancing: ‘We turn on ‘Jeopardy’ at the same time’.
INA GARTEN WHIPS UP THE ULTIMATE QUARANTINE COCKTAIL! Brooklyn Jewish born Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, shares a recipe for her version of a cosmopolitan, and it’s pretty much the ultimate quarantine cocktail. In stressful times, sometimes a drink is just what you need — and, obviously, no one understands this better than Ina Garten. Click on Image for Video and Recipe!
Neil Diamond shares ‘Sweet Caroline’ Remake Our fellow Jewish Brooklynite, Neil Diamond shares ‘Sweet Caroline’ Remake: ‘Hands, Washing Hands’. A PSA that never seemed so good, so good. Click on Image for Video