Congratulations, Jewish women: You are officially “the ethnic fetish du jour.” So says the men’s magazine Details, which bestows the dubious honor in an article in its December issue, informing readers that “America can’t get enough smoking-hot Semitic tush.”
Hanukkah for most Jews is a time for latkes, family and friends, and maybe even a gift or two. But for the members of the heavy metal band Gods of Fire, it’s a time to rock your face off with some Hanukkah-themed metal ballads.
Colombian singer Shakira, who has topped charts with her Spanish and English lyrics, samples Klezmer music on her new album, “She Wolf,” which debuted at 15 on a recent Billboard album chart.
During the past year, the Forward has sought to cover the scandal from all sides — in news, features and opinion pieces, in print and online. The Madoff affair was even the subject of a comic strip — and subsequent news illustration — by the Forward’s Eli Valley, and an article in our Purim spoof.
Even as concern grows about civil resistance to new government construction limits in the West Bank, a Knesset committee has approved a bill to scrub clean the records of right-wingers arrested during violent protests against Israel’s 2005 disengagement from Gaza.