Check out this video, the latest in the “It Gets Better” installments against anti-gay bullying. This one, a collaboration between JQYouth and the The Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva Day School Alumni Association, features gay Orthodox Jews discussing their experiences growing up and telling how life ultimately gets better.
The rumormill is churning with news that the web video series Old Jews Telling Jokes (which was recently adapted into a book by the same name) is being made into a TV show, tentatively titled “Nag & Noodge.” According to the comedy website splitsider.com, the hilarious “webisodes” will be the basis of a new web series that will take the form of a sitcom.
Turns out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a notorious collegiate past that doesn’t only have to do with creating the social networking site Facebook. Gawker reported recently that, before he dropped out of Harvard to launch his multibillion dollar endeavor, Zuckerberg was an officer at the reputationally Jewish Fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. He even had a nickname. What was it, you ask. Slayer. (You read right.) Apparently the moniker had more to do with his role of money manager for the fraternity than for his way with the ladies.
Burlesque dancer and actress Dita Von Teese says she is the victim of an anti-Semitic tirade at the hands of her former landlord. In a lawsuit filed yesterday in L.A.’s superior court, the 37-year-old Von Teese claims that she told her landlord, Lallubhai Patel, she was moving and attempted to collect a $5,000 security deposit. Unsuccessful, she had her managers try to recover the cash, which is when Patel went on an anti-Semitic rant, according to the lawsuit, “personally attacking Plaintiff’s Jewish managers and business managers,” TMZ reported.
Another magazine bites the dust.
They may be illegal in Germany, but that didn’t stop an alleged group of neo-Nazis from creating a swastika crop circle the size of a tennis court in a cornfield in Aßling, Bavaria.