Hody Nemes


6 Things You Need to Know About Jewish Sperm

By Hody Nemes

6 Things You Need to Know About Jewish Sperm
Be fruitful and multiply, the Bible says. But donating — or receiving — Jewish sperm isn’t as straight-forward as it sounds. Here’s what you need to know about Jews and their sperm.Read More


Wanted: Israeli Soldiers' Sperm

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Anthony Weiner's New Career: Restaurateur?

By Hody Nemes

Anthony Weiner's New Career: Restaurateur?
Now that he’s lost his place in politics, Anthony Weiner has taken up… cooking?Read More


Police Probe Dan Markel Link to 'Get' Extortion Rabbis

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Police Probe Dan Markel Link to 'Get' Extortion Rabbis
Police probing Dan Markel’s murder have looked into his link to rabbis accused of shaking down men who refused to grant divorces. But it is unlikely to be the motive for his slaying.Read More


Jewish Harry Potter Raises Galleons For Gaza War

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Jewish Harry Potter Raises Galleons For Gaza War
Happy birthday to the Boy Who Lived! July 31 marks the day that Harry Potter — and his creator, J.K. Rowling — first entered the world. Harry is a loyal Gryffindorian, a matchless wizard, a native Parseltongue speaker, and…a Jew?Read More






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