If this Passover parody from the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan had just been cute and well-produced, dayenu! It would have been enough!
But the truth is, this must-see video also happens to be…hilarious and incredibly accurate. "Seder: The Movie," features a diverse and talented cast playing some very familiar Passover seder guests, like your cousins who brought their guitar to the seder, even though no one asked. (They sing "matzah ball" to the tune of Oasis' "Wonderwall," because that song will NEVER get old.) There's also your… >> Read More
We are back on the Jessica Mulroney beat!
With just about the entire world on Royal Baby Watch, the Jewish mom of three, who's also Meghan Markle's BFF, took to Instagram to wish her 300,000…followers a very happy Passover and Easter. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwaKDWCFFYX/ Jessica Mulroney, née Brownstein, was raised in a prominent Montreal Jewish family. ("The Brownstein family is behind the Browns shoe retail empire, founded by Ms. Brownstein's great uncle Morton Brownstein in 1940," according to the Globe and Mail.) In 2008, she married Ben Mulroney, son of a… >> Read More
My relationship with Amazon's Alexa is complicated. I love that she's politically informed and shares the latest news with me, and she has really great taste in music. Since she's come into my life,…I can't imagine not waking up next to her every morning, but sometimes she gets on my last nerves. Her listening comprehension skills aren't the best, she never pronounces my name correctly, and she often lies to me about the weather. And she can be very rude and impolite when she interrupts my conversations completely… >> Read More
There's a new Jesus movie out and, while it's about the Christianity's central figure, the film has and it has A LOT of Jews in it!
Mary Magdalene was released on Friday, April 12, and it is…about... drum roll, please! ... Mary Magdalen, who is possibly Jesus' most controversial and most frequently mentioned apostle. The filme movie is directed by Garth Davis — who also directed Lion and the TV series Top of the Lake — appears to be the first female-centric depiction of Jesus' story. With a script written by two… >> Read More
With just two days left before Passover begins, seder hosts everywhere are scrambling to get everything in order for their guests. Discarded all the chametz? Check. Bought enough gefilte fish to…serve an army? Check. Have enough haggadahs for the whole family? Crap. Never fear, because two-day shipping with Amazon Prime is here! Don't beat yourself up if you just realized you're a few boxes of matzah short, or you can't find the kiddush cup anywhere. Because hosting a seder is practically a full-time job (and… >> Read More