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
This image shows Barbra Streisand during the of filming of “Funny Girl”. AP Photo/Steve Schapiro via Taschen
This image shows Barbra Streisand during the of filming of “Funny Girl”. Book publisher Taschen announced Sept. 3, 2014, that “Barbra: Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood, 1968-1976” will be published in December and will include more than 240 images, many of them never published before.
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
Nominating: Jerry Domershick I have known Jerry for seventeen years. As Jimmy Cannon said of Joe Louis, “He’s s credit to his race–the human race!” The same applies to Jerry Domershick. Jerry Domershick’s Bio: From the Brooklyn playgrounds to the gyms of Thomas Jefferson High School, Jerry D. was an inspiring leader. As a ballplayer when basketball was Jewish, Jerry was an elusive ball handler, tough defender, and reliable outside… Read More »Nominating: Jerry Domershick
Legendary comedian Mel Brooks and his son took to Twitter with a very funny — but also very important — message about social distancing. Mel Brooks, 93, is in the group deemed high risk as the spread of COVID-19 continues due to his age . His son, Max Brooks, said he is practicing social distancing so that his father — nor any of his father’s famous friends and fellow legendary… Read More »Mel Brooks and his son explain social distancing for you
by Sonny Crane Hi, As a young boy growing up on Kings Highway in the 50’s, the apartment building we lived in was an eclectic mix of families and quite special. One of the joys I had from my father was his stories of growing up in Brownsville with his father and him running CRANES POTAO CHIP STAND. You could get a hot dog and French fries for 5 cents.… Read More »CRANES POTATO CHIP STAND