SHORTCUTS

Published April 28, 2006, issue of April 28, 2006.
  • Print
  • Share Share

After an outcry from Jewish leaders, Polish officials have prevented a theater company from staging a version of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” on the grounds where the Majdanek concentration camp once stood. “This episode speaks volumes about the need for continuing Holocaust education and for re-sensitizing ordinary Polish citizens to the horrors perpetrated at these camps,” Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman said.

* * *

The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a hawkish Washington policy group, lambasted the Comedy Central television network for preventing Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the animated series “South Park,” from depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

“If you don’t believe terrorists have already changed our values — think again,” said the group’s executive director, Tom Neumann. “Comedy Central, the bastion of [the] ‘anything goes in a democratic society’ school, has fallen victim to the fear of terrorism. They tolerated ‘South Park’ ridiculing African Americans, homosexuals, Jews and Catholics under the guise of freedom of speech. Everything is fair game except Muhammad.”






Find us on Facebook!
  • You wouldn't think that a Soviet-Jewish immigrant would find much in common with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But the famed novelist once helped one man find his first love. http://jd.fo/f3JiS
  • Can you relate?
  • The Forverts' "Bintel Brief" advice column ran for more than 65 years. Now it's getting a second life — as a cartoon.
  • Half of this Hillel's members believe Jesus was the Messiah.
  • Vinyl isn't just for hipsters and hippies. Israeli photographer Eilan Paz documents the most astonishing record collections from around the world:http://jd.fo/g3IyM
  • Could Spider-Man be Jewish? Andrew Garfield thinks so.
  • Most tasteless video ever? A new video shows Jesus Christ dying at Auschwitz.
  • "It’s the smell that hits me first — musty, almost sweet, emanating from the green felt that cradles each piece of silver cutlery in its own place." Only one week left to submit! Tell us the story of your family's Jewish heirloom.
  • Mazel tov to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky!
  • If it's true, it's pretty terrifying news.
  • “My mom went to cook at the White House and all I got was this tiny piece of leftover raspberry ganache."
  • Planning on catching "Fading Gigolo" this weekend? Read our review.
  • A new initiative will spend $300 million a year towards strengthening Israel's relationship with the Diaspora. http://jd.fo/q3Iaj Is this money spent wisely?
  • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.